A Dallas teenager was indicted Thursday on a murder charge nearly a year after she came forward as the mother of a newborn girl found buried in a flowerpot.
A Denton County grand jury on Thursday indicted Jazmin Lopez on a charge of murder and an additional charge of tampering with a corpse, a Carrollton police spokesman confirmed.
A Dallas Morning News report citing jail records says Lopez is free on a $250,000 bond while she awaits trial.
Lopez, 19, came forward to police late last March after seeing news coverage that her child had been found by a caretaker at Perry Cemetery in Carrollton earlier that month. According to an affidavit, she told police she had given birth to the girl on Feb. 4 in her home in Far North Dallas before leaving the child in the flowerpot.
Editor's Note: NBC 5 originally reported the charge was a capital murder charge. The grand jury returned an indictment of murder. We regret the error.