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Carlisle 18-year-old mom killed, burned and buried her baby

Posted by on Aug. 4, 2017 at 8:54 PM
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LEBANON, Ohio -- An 18-year-old mother from a family "obsessed with external appearances" killed, burned and buried her baby within hours of giving birth, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.

A Warren County grand jury indicted Brooke "Skylar" Richardson, 18, on charges of aggravated murder and other crimes Friday in the death of her baby, Fornshell announced.

The prosecutor said authorities may never be able to say the exact medical cause of the baby's death because of the burning and decomposition that occurred between the time they believe the child was born on May 6 or 7 and when the child was found July 14. They do have some ideas of what happened, but Fornshell declined to detail them.

Richardson "purposely caused the death of the child," Fornshell said.

Authorities found the baby's remains buried in Richardson's backyard after investigators were tipped off by a doctor who said a stillborn baby may have been born to a teenager in Carlisle.

RELATED: 5 things we know now in Warren County buried baby case

The coroner working on the case determined that the baby was born alive and was not stillborn. Investigators are unable to determine the sex of the baby.

Fornshell said he believes the motive may have been related to an obsession with "appearances and how things appear to the outside world" and that Richardson, and her mother, would not have wanted the community to know she was pregnant and had a baby.

"You have a situation where she's a cute recent high school graduate. She was a cheerleader. She was described as a good girl by her attorney, as you heard after the arraignment, and I think that kind of perception is one that Skylar wanted to perpetuate," Fornshall said.

Richardson was initially charged with reckless homicide after the discovery of the infant's remains.

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jbirdsladie15
by -672- on Aug. 4, 2017 at 8:55 PM
I can't watch, that's just so sad :(
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 4, 2017 at 8:57 PM
Can you have your own group?

This stuff is too much.

Not everyone wants to know.
Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Aug. 4, 2017 at 8:57 PM

LEBANON, Ohio -- An 18-year-old mother from a family "obsessed with external appearances" killed, burned and buried her baby within hours of giving birth, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.

A Warren County grand jury indicted Brooke "Skylar" Richardson, 18, on charges of aggravated murder and other crimes Friday in the death of her baby, Fornshell announced.

The prosecutor said authorities may never be able to say the exact medical cause of the baby's death because of the burning and decomposition that occurred between the time they believe the child was born on May 6 or 7 and when the child was found July 14. They do have some ideas of what happened, but Fornshell declined to detail them.

Richardson "purposely caused the death of the child," Fornshell said.

Authorities found the baby's remains buried in Richardson's backyard after investigators were tipped off by a doctor who said a stillborn baby may have been born to a teenager in Carlisle.

RELATED: 5 things we know now in Warren County buried baby case

The coroner working on the case determined that the baby was born alive and was not stillborn. Investigators are unable to determine the sex of the baby.

Fornshell said he believes the motive may have been related to an obsession with "appearances and how things appear to the outside world" and that Richardson, and her mother, would not have wanted the community to know she was pregnant and had a baby.

"You have a situation where she's a cute recent high school graduate. She was a cheerleader. She was described as a good girl by her attorney, as you heard after the arraignment, and I think that kind of perception is one that Skylar wanted to perpetuate," Fornshall said.

Richardson was initially charged with reckless homicide after the discovery of the infant's remains.

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Aug. 4, 2017 at 8:59 PM
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You don't have to open any post that you don't want to.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Can you have your own group? This stuff is too much. Not everyone wants to know.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:01 PM
Countdown to when the excuse makers start on this one.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:03 PM
You are single handedly bringing the group down.

Your friends will disagree but it's true.

Get a clue.

Quoting Lunarprancer:

You don't have to open any post that you don't want to.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Can you have your own group?

This stuff is too much.

Not everyone wants to know.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:03 PM
Damn and I'm heading to Lebanon tomorrow. That's a scary thought.
couture-mommy
by 8.21.1831 on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:05 PM
I dont believe there is any excuse to kill children.

Quoting Anonymous 2: Countdown to when the excuse makers start on this one.
couture-mommy
by 8.21.1831 on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:07 PM
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Im not her friend... but she has a topic letting you know what you're getting into.
Its your choice to continue to read it.

Quoting Anonymous 1: You are single handedly bringing the group down.

Your friends will disagree but it's true.

Get a clue.

Quoting Lunarprancer:

You don't have to open any post that you don't want to.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Can you have your own group?

This stuff is too much.

Not everyone wants to know.

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:08 PM
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Lol, I'm bringing Mom Confessions down? 

Quoting Anonymous 1: You are single handedly bringing the group down. Your friends will disagree but it's true. Get a clue.
Quoting Lunarprancer:

You don't have to open any post that you don't want to.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Can you have your own group? This stuff is too much. Not everyone wants to know.


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