(FOX19 NOW/Michael Buckingham through AP). Brooke Skylar Richardson makes her first court appearance in Franklin Municipal Court in Franklin, Ohio on Friday, July 21, 2017. Richardson is accuseded of careless murder in a baby’s death. FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP)– The lawyer for an 18-year-old Ohio woman accused of burying an infant alive outside her family’s house said the teen is a”very good person” who has actually dealt with disabled children. Brooke Skylar Richardson pleaded not guilty through her attorney to a reckless murder charge on Friday
during a short local court hearing in the southwest Ohio city of Franklin. A judge continued her $ 15,000 bond. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell stated Friday the charge was based on proof that the infant was “born alive and was not a stillborn child.” A criminal grievance stated the baby passed away on May 7.
The remains were discovered July 14 in Carlisle, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. Private investigators are waiting on a final report from the county coroner’s office about how the baby passed away.
The Dayton Daily News has reported that authorities discovered the remains after receiving a tip from a medical professional’s office.
Lawyer Charles Rittgers told reporters after Friday’s hearing that Richardson, a college-bound high school cheerleader, is “by all suggests a great person.”
Rittgers declined to comment even more.
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