Ohio Jury Says Brooke Skylar Richardson Is Innocent of Murder and Manslaughter

September 12, 2019

A jury has found Brooke Skylar Richardson, the ex-cheerleader accused of burying her newborn baby in her parents' backyard two years ago, not guilty of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and endangering a child. She was found guilty of gross abuse of a corpse. Richardson, then 18, was a popular cheerleader at Carlisle High School in Ohio. When she learned she was pregnant, prosecutors said, she kept the baby a secret, eventually giving birth to the child alone and burying its remains.

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