Abilene mom who killed newborn plans to appeal


ABILENE, Texas - The Abilene mother who killed her newborn baby plans to appeal the conviction.

The attorney for Amber Craker filed a notice of appeal with the 11 th District Court of Appeals in Eastland on Oct. 20.

Craker was convicted of capital murder last month. She stabbed the baby numerous times and then dumped the body in the trash can. She also tried to flush the placenta.

Sketches: Amber Craker capital murder trial

Her boyfriend, Damian Cate, was also charged with capital murder and tampering with evidence. His trial is currently scheduled for January.