Corbin woman indicted for killing newborn

Ashley Cox (Source: Oldham County Detention Center)
Ashley Cox (Source: Oldham County Detention Center)

Posted by Heather Smith - email

OLDHAM CO., KY (WAVE) - An Oldham County grand jury has indicted a southeastern Kentucky woman on murder and concealing the birth of an infant.

Police say 20-year-old Ashley Cox gave birth at the Roederer Correctional Complex in LaGrange on March 7 while visiting her boyfriend.

Investigators say the baby girl was healthy at birth, but accuse Cox of suffocating the baby by stuffing toilet paper in her mouth then hiding her in a trash can.

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