Thursday, August 22, 2019

Girl, 18, ‘smashed her newborn daughter’s skull, set her on fire and buried her in garden’ days after school prom

A cheerleader accused of smashing in her newborn baby’s skull, setting it on fire and burying the body in her garden is set to face a jury next month.

Brooke Skylar Richardson is alleged to have murdered her baby just days after her high school prom in 2017.

Richardson, now 20, has been charged with aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, endangering children, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

The prosecution alleges when she was 18 she gave birth to a healthy baby, named Annabelle, which she then killed in Carlisle, Ohio

They further accused her of possibly even trying to burn the corpse before burying her in the back yard.

Richardson, known as Skylar to her friends and family, claims the infant was stillborn.

Her case will come to trial on September 3 after a judge threw out three motions from the defence that would have further delayed it.

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