LEBANON, Ohio -- Brooke Skylar Richardson, the Carlisle woman accused of killing and burying her newborn baby, will be allowed out of the house pending her trial.
A Warren County judge modified Richardson's house arrest restriction Monday, WCPO news partner the Journal-News reported. The judge's decision came in response to a request to take Richardson off house arrest, which prosecutors opposed. She will be allowed out of the house between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. each day. Authorities will continue to monitor Richardson with a GPS, random drug tests and unannounced home visits.
Richardson, 19, is facing charges of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and child endangering.
A trial was scheduled to begin earlier this month, but that was delayed as prosecutors and defense lawyers argue whether certain medical records will be allowed as evidence.
Prosecutors have said Richardson killed her baby in May of 2017 and buried it in her backyard. Deputies arrested her the next month, not long after she graduated from Carlisle High School. Prosecutors said the family was "obsessed with external appearances" and pointed to that as motivation for the alleged crime.