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Watch LIVE: Closing arguments begin for cheerleader accused of killing newborn girl, burying her in yard

Closing arguments are underway in a Warren County, Ohio, courthouse, in the case of a former high school cheerleader facing numerous charges in connection with the death of her unborn baby.

Prosecutors allege that 20-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson purposely killed her infant daughter after giving birth to a live baby at her parents’ home, in 2017. Prosecutors say the defendant then burned and buried the baby after hiding her entire pregnancy from her family.

The defense, however, says Richardson delivered a deceased infant. The defense argues that the defendant should not be prosecuted for delivering a stillborn daughter.

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

Watch below.

Closing Arguments today in the Brooke Skylar Richardson trial. The Carlisle woman is accused of killing her newborn and burying it in her family's backyard.

Posted by Dayton 24/7 Now on Thursday, September 12, 2019

 

[Feature Photo: Brooke Skylar Richardson via Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool]