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Jury selected for trial of Abilene woman accused of murdering newborn

Amber Craker, the Abilene woman accused of killing her newborn daughter in January of 2016, was indicted during July 2017 on a capital murder charge.?

ABILENE, Texas - A jury of six men and six women will determine if 20-year-old Amber Craker is guilty of murder and tampering with evidence after the death of her newborn daughter.

The 12, along with one female alternate, were selected Tuesday at the Taylor County Courthouse for Craker's trial, Taylor County District Attorney James Hicks said.

The trial is scheduled to start Monday.

Craker's daughter, Ashley, was found deceased and hidden in a trash can in January of 2016. Police say Craker admitted to causing "obvious injuries" to the newborn.

Craker's boyfriend, Damian Cate, is also charged with murder, but no trial date has been set yet.

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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 25 th 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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