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Judge denies 3 defense motions in Carlisle buried baby case

Brooke Skylar Richardson
Posted at 8:56 PM, Aug 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 14:46:18-04

LEBANON, Ohio — A Warren County Common Pleas judge has denied three pivotal motions filed by the defense in the case of a Carlisle woman accused of killing her newborn and burying her in her parents' backyard in 2017.

Two weeks before Brooke Skylar Richardson’s trial is scheduled to begin, Judge Donald Oda II denied motions filed by Richardson's attorneys, Charles H. and Charles M. Rittgers and Neal Schuett, for the jury to view the alleged crime scene, for the indictment to be dismissed and to move the trial out of Warren County.

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Richardson, now 20, is charged with aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, endangering children, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. Her trial, set to last three weeks, is scheduled to begin Sept. 3.

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