Ex-cheerleader charged with burying living newborn in backyard, but faces just 5 years if convicted

An 18-year-old former cheerleader accused of burying her live newborn baby in her parents backyard faces no more than five years in prison if convicted on the reckless homicide charge.

The infants remains were found on July 14 after a doctor called police, triggering a search at the home in Carlisle, Ohio, located between Cincinnati and Dayton. Investigators think the baby was alive before being buried four months earlier.

Forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Nancy Grace discuss the case against Brooke Skyler Richardson in this “Crime Stories” episode. Nancy also takes listener calls with comments and questions.

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[Feature Photo: Carlisle County Sheriff’s Office]