Prosecutors want OB-GYN to talk in Carlisle buried baby case

Prosecutors want OB-GYN to talk in Carlisle buried baby case
Posted at 3:59 PM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 18:12:39-04

LEBANON, Ohio -- Prosecutors in the case of a Carlisle woman accused of killing and burying her baby are asking the judge to declare that communication between the woman and her doctors are not private. 

Physician-patient privilege should not apply to Brooke Skylar Richardson and her doctors at Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology, according to the motion submitted by Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell Wednesday. 

Richardson's defense attorneys have filed a motion asking the court to prohibit any testimony that would be protected by physician-patient confidentiality. 

Richardson, 19, is facing charges of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and child endangering. 

Fornshell previously said he believed Richardson killed her baby because she and her mother would not have wanted other people to know she'd been pregnant and had a baby. 

A hearing on the prosecution's motion is scheduled for Thursday morning. 

The court administrator told WCPO news partner the Journal-News that the hearings will likely affect the start date of the trial. It had been scheduled to begin Monday.