Jury selection begins today for Abilene mother charged with murder of newborn

ABILENE, TExas - Jury selection for the Amber Craker murder trial is scheduled for Monday, September 25. Amber Craker is set to stand trial for murder and tampering with evidence.


Craker, 19, is accused of killing her newborn daughter on January 18, 2016.


Police found the deceased baby inside a home in the 400 block of South 25th Street. According to the arrest report, Craker told police she "caused obvious injuries" to her newborn and hid the body in a trash can.


Craker's boyfriend Damian Cate is also accused of killing his newborn daughter. However, no trial date has been set for his case.


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