Soldier from Portsmouth charged in death of newborn daughter

Posted at 8:37 AM, Oct 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-28 08:45:45-04

Portsmouth, Va. - A soldier from Portsmouth is charged in the death of her newborn daughter.

24-year-old Ashley Ard appeared in an Alaska court room last week.

According to a recent report, the 24-year-old Army Specialist gave birth to a girl, and then abandoned the child in a park - not far from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

The CBS affiliate there says a dog walker found the child wrapped in a blanket on October 15.

Ard has been charged with second degree murder.

If convicted - she could face up to 99 years in prison.