Brooke Richardson, 18, charged with ‘killing her newborn baby and burying it in her backyard’ –

Cheerleader Brooke Richardson was arrested, infant’s remains found buried in the backyard of her Ohio home 

Police investigated following tip from her doctor before baby’s remains was discovered in the backyard of her Carlisle, OH home on July 14

Autopsy revealed the baby died more than two months ago, but was alive at birth and not a stillborn

Eighteen-year-old Richardson is accused of ‘killing her newborn baby and burying it in her backyard’

Brooke Skylar Richardson, who just graduated high school and plans to attend college in fall, was charged with reckless homicide on Friday  

 

If convicted, Richardson faces one to five years in prison

She was released on $15,000 bond

Brooke Skylar Richardson [photo], was arrested after her child’s remains were found buried in the backyard of her Ohio home as autopsy revealed the baby was alive at birth .
The 18-year-old cheerleader, who graduated high school was arrested after her child’s remains were found buried in the backyard of her home.
Richardson was charged with reckless homicide on Friday after evidence revealed the child ‘was not a stillborn baby’, Warren County prosecutor David Fornshell said.
The infant’s remains were discovered last week in the backyard of Richardson’s home in Carlisle, Ohio, according to theDayton Daily News.

Brooke Skylar Richardson and her parents head into court, Friday 4Brooke Richardson and her parents head to court, July 21
Police excavate soil at Brooke Skylar Richardson;s home 2Deputies dig for evidence near the fire pit area of the backyard of the Richardson’s backyard in Carlisle, Ohio on July 14
Cops emerge with what kater proved to be human remains after the digDeputies emerge with the baby’s remains from the backyard of Richardson’s parents home in Carlisle, Ohio on July 14, 2017
In court, Friday evening, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said  the charge “is based upon evidence that the infant whose remains were discovered at the defendant’s residence in Carlisle one week ago today was born alive and was not a stillborn baby.”

In the charge complaint,  Sheriff’s Deputy Brandi Carter wrote that ‘on or about May 7, 2017’ Richardson ‘did recklessly cause the death of another, or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy’

The unnamed infant died more than two months ago, according to the complaint, it’s remains was only found because of a tip from a doctor’s office.
The defense on the other hand, already entered a not guilty plea on defendant’s behalf, Before Friday’s court appearance.
Richardson’s attorney Charles Rittgers praised his client for being a good student who just graduated high school, planning to go to college at the University of Cincinnati.
‘She didn’t drink. She wasn’t a partier or a smoker. By all measures a very good girl who helped children… She’s by all means a very good person,’ Rittgers said., addressing the media.
Rittgers also said Richardson helped children with disabilities at a cheer camp and worked at the YMCA with kids.

Brooke Skylar Richardson 7.pngAccording to the prosecutor Brooke Richardson seen on the day of the ‘dig’ [left], and in court Friday { right],  ‘did recklessly cause the death of another, or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy’ around May 7, 2017′ 
Deputies carrying a bucket of evidence from in the backyard of Richardson's home in Carlisle, Ohio
.pngDeputies carry a bucket of evidence from the backyard of the Richardson family home in Carlisle, Ohio

Officials are still waiting for the final report from the coroner regarding the death of the baby. A day earlier, investigators revisited the home  where the baby’s remains were found to get more soil samples and additional evidence

Richardson was booked into the Warren County Jail, where she was released on $15,000 bond.
She faces one to five years in prison, if convicted.

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