After a black mother was charged with her Fetus death after she was shot while pregnant in Alabama, Washington post has revealed that a former cheerleader named Brooke Skylar Richardson has been found not guilty by the court after she was said to have buried her baby in her backyard. The Caucasian former mother who was accused of killing her newborn baby two days after her prom in May of 2017, the baby who was suspected to have been burnt before buried, was instead said to have been a still born. Read full story on Washington post..
Reposted from @washingtonpost – Brooke Skylar Richardson, a former high school cheerleader, was accused of killing her newborn two days after her prom in May 2017. The lurid details of the case — including ultimately-recanted allegations that Richardson burned the baby’s corpse before burying it in the backyard of her parents’ house — drew national headlines and intense speculation. Defense attorneys insisted the baby Richardson named Annabelle was stillborn. But on Thursday she was found not guilty of aggravated murder or involuntary manslaughter. Though jurors found Richardson, now 20, guilty of gross abuse of a corpse, she’s not expected to serve any time behind bars. Her lawyers said she plans to continue school. If she’d been convicted of aggravated murder, she could have faced life in prison.