REAL LIFE

Teen mum pleads not guilty to burying newborn baby alive

Attorney says the 18-year-old is a ‘very good person’

A teenage mum has been charged with reckless homicide after her baby’s remains were discovered buried outside her family’s home in Ohio.

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Brooke Skylar Richardson, 18, has pleaded not guilty to the charges which Warren County Prosecutor, David Fornshell said were ‘ based upon evidence that the infant whose remains were discovered at the defendant’s residence in Carlisle… was born alive and was not a stillborn baby.’

The coroner is yet to testify as to the cause of the baby’s death while investigations continue.

Richardson’s attorney, Charles M. Rittgers, told reporters outside the court following the arraignment that she is a ‘very good person’.

‘She didn’t drink. She wasn’t a partier or a smoker. By all measures a very good girl who helped children… She’s by all means a very good person.’

If found guilty, Richardson could face up to 5 years in prison.

This article first published on New Idea.

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