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McDonald County Woman Charged In Death of Unborn Child

A McDonald County woman is now facing charges for the death of a woman’s unborn child.

A Department of Justice news release says 43-year-old Amber Waterman of Pineville is now charged with one count of kidnapping resulting in death and one count of death of a child in utero.

The indictment alleges Amber Waterman kidnapped Ashely Bush to claim Bush’s unborn child as her own in the fall of 2022.

She allegedly transported Bush from Arkansas to Missouri.

The indictment alleges the kidnapping resulted in the death of Bush and her unborn baby. Waterman remains in federal custody.