Cheerleader ‘buried newborn baby alive in her back garden’

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A cheerleader has been charged with killing her newborn baby and burying the child’s remains in her garden.

Brooke Skylar Richardson, 18, was arrested and charged with reckless homicide in Carlisle, Ohio, after police found the baby’s body on July 14.

Prosecutors claim that evidence shows the baby was ‘born alive and was not a stillborn baby’.

They found the child’s remains after being tipped off by a doctor’s office, according to local paper Dayton Daily News.

Police are now waiting for a report from the county coroner which will explain how the baby died. However, officials suspect the infant was buried alive.

However, a criminal complaint indicates that the baby died on May 7, according to Warren County prosecutor David Fornshell.

Richardson has denied the charges against her, telling a municipal court in Franklin, Ohio, that she had not buried the baby alive.

Her lawyer, Charles Rittgers, described Richardson as ‘a very good person’ who has worked with disabled children.

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