- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - A North Texas woman has been accused of killing her newborn daughter and leaving the body in a plastic bag in the trunk of her car.

Parker County jail records show 22-year-old Ashley Nicole Blades of Weatherford was being held Thursday on charges of capital murder of a person under age 6 and abuse of a corpse.

Online records don’t list an attorney to speak for Blades, whose bond was $255,000.

Her estranged husband Tuesday called Weatherford police to report she texted him saying she bore their child at home but the infant was dead.

Blades told officers that she gave birth Monday, tried to quiet the crying baby by covering her nose and mouth and the baby later died. Blades told police the body was in her car’s trunk.

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