Lawyer for 18-year-old cheerleader who killed her newborn baby calls her a good girlBy Mason White 3:39 PM July 24, 2017
|Brooke Skylar Richardson
By: Alexis Bell WorldWideWeirdNews.com
(Scroll down for video) People were shocked to hear a lawyer call a child killer “a good girl.”
Ohio police said that they have arrested 18-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson of Carlisle, after being accused of killing her newborn baby and burying her in a shallow grave.
Richardson has been charged with one count of reckless homicide. She was booked into the Warren County Jail, and her bail has been set at $15,000.
If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison.
According to the police investigation, Richardson was a cheerleader in high school. Several months ago, she gave birth to a live baby.
She quickly killed the child and buried the remains outside her home. Attorney Charles Rittgers said that his client is a “good girl” who never drank or smoked.
She also helped disabled children. Police learned about the crime after receiving a tip from a doctor.
Warren County Prosecutor David P. Fornshell said: “In response to various media and public inquiries regarding the Brooke “Skylar” Richardson case, the filing of a preliminary charge of reckless homicide is based upon evidence that the infant whose remains were discovered at the defendant’s residence in Carlisle last week, was born alive and was not a stillborn baby.”