975 users online (163 members and 812 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 86
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    5,303

    OH - Brooke 'Skylar' Richardson (18) kills, burns, buries baby, Carlisle, May 2017

    I thought there would be a thread on this one already, but didn't find it. bbm

    "18-year-old Brooke “Skylar” Richardson gave birth to a full-term baby in May. Just a few hours later, that infant was killed, burned and buried in Richardson’s backyard, Warren County Prosecutor Dave Fornshell says."

    "
    The cheerleader from a family “obsessed” with outward appearances was indicted Friday on charges including aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence. The charges come after investigators discovered the charred, decomposing remains of the baby on July 14."

    "
    “I think the evidence supports that Skylar and her family, particularly her mother, were pretty obsessed with external appearances and how she appeared to the outside world,” Fornshell said when asked about a motive."

    http://www.cleveland19.com/story/360...ed-in-backyard

    How... just how. I will never understand. Rest in peace, little one. I hope all involved in this will face the harshest lawful consequences. Ohio does have the Safe Haven Law... she had options.


    (photo Warren County Jail).



    Last edited by JanetElaine; 08-05-2017 at 01:50 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    143
    Quote Originally Posted by JanetElaine View Post
    I thought there would be a thread on this one already, but didn't find it. bbm

    "18-year-old Brooke “Skylar” Richardson gave birth to a full-term baby in May. Just a few hours later, that infant was killed, burned and buried in Richardson’s backyard, Warren County Prosecutor Dave Fornshell says."


    "
    The cheerleader from a family “obsessed” with outward appearances was indicted Friday on charges including aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence. The charges come after investigators discovered the charred, decomposing remains of the baby on July 14."

    "
    “I think the evidence supports that Skylar and her family, particularly her mother, were pretty obsessed with external appearances and how she appeared to the outside world,” Fornshell said when asked about a motive."

    http://www.cleveland19.com/story/360...ed-in-backyard

    How... just how. I will never understand. Rest in peace, little one. I hope all involved in this will face the harshest lawful consequences. Ohio does have the Safe Haven Law... she had options.


    (photo Warren County Jail).


    I had tried to follow this early on but could not find any updated information. I also wondered how much the rest of the family played into this case. Surely the parents were somewhat aware of what was happening with the baby. Buried in the back yard! How could the parents not be aware of this? I think this is not over as far as pending charges. We'll see.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    5,303
    Quote Originally Posted by shadetree44 View Post
    I had tried to follow this early on but could not find any updated information. I also wondered how much the rest of the family played into this case. Surely the parents were somewhat aware of what was happening with the baby. Buried in the back yard! How could the parents not be aware of this? I think this is not over as far as pending charges. We'll see.
    I'm having the same thoughts. Currently Brooke is the only one charged, according to this link:

    http://www.wlwt.com/article/teen-ind...-home/11481090

    Brooke was arrested yesterday, Friday, and booked into the Warren County jail (website doesn't work for me, can someone else check?). She will be arraigned on Monday.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,658
    How utterly disturbing. How could anyone do such a thing to a child? There are always options. I will be really interested to see how this plays out as far as who did what, and who goes to jail. IMO anyone involved in this needs to be put under the jail!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    'Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.' - Steven Tyler

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    10,159
    I wish we had a name for baby. Baby deserves a name. Can we name her? Can we add our name to the thread title? We should name her Angel.

    RIP Angel.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Grand Bay, AL
    Posts
    214
    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    I wish we had a name for baby. Baby deserves a name. Can we name her? Can we add our name to the thread title? We should name her Angel.

    RIP Angel.
    How about Angel May, since she was born in May. Poor, sweet little thing.

    Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    5,303
    I was looking up info on the judge, and found this - http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news...room/71125604/

    I couldn't find if it ever actually happened, and it's probably too late now anyway since her arraignment started at 11 a.m. (EST), and a lot of the court websites etc are hiccuping for me (idk if that's because I'm not in the US). If someone can find the live feed to his court room that would be awesome.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    5,303
    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/...n-court-monday

    "The 18-year-old woman charged with aggravated murder in the death of her infant pleaded not guilty Monday in a Warren County court."

    "During arraignment Monday, Richardson was given a $50,000 bond and placed on house arrest. Fornshell asked the judge for a million dollar bond."

    Ugh. House arrest. IMO not exactly okay after reading about the family dynamics. I'm disappointed.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    san jose, ca
    Posts
    8,053
    hmmm if an illegitimate baby was "unacceptable" how about a baby killer. FFS.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    365
    This exactly! I wonder how they like their outward appearances now, and also FFS!
    Quote Originally Posted by cvaldez1975 View Post
    hmmm if an illegitimate baby was "unacceptable" how about a baby killer. FFS.


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Dublin, Ohio
    Posts
    42
    I have been following this case, and did some research. Apparently, the father was on the city council for awhile and a lawsuit was filed. He lost his position. I'm not sure what her mother does, but I caught the part about how the mother felt about appearances. It's a damn shame this baby died because the teen (and probably her mother) couldn't handle what the neighbors might say. So, this baby was killed and BURNED to be buried in the yard like an object. I'm just sick over this, and cannot believe (1) that she got house arrest, and (2) no death penalty.
    "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Winston Churchill

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    san jose, ca
    Posts
    8,053
    she hasn't got house arrest for the actual offense. shes on bail. im hoping she does do some serious time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearline View Post
    I have been following this case, and did some research. Apparently, the father was on the city council for awhile and a lawsuit was filed. He lost his position. I'm not sure what her mother does, but I caught the part about how the mother felt about appearances. It's a damn shame this baby died because the teen (and probably her mother) couldn't handle what the neighbors might say. So, this baby was killed and BURNED to be buried in the yard like an object. I'm just sick over this, and cannot believe (1) that she got house arrest, and (2) no death penalty.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    365
    I feel like the mother should be charged with SOMETHING. I think she created an environment where this young girl (who knew right from wrong) was probably terrified of having a baby (birth control?). Who knows, maybe mom assisted. Regardless, so heartbreaking. moo

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    3
    She had to have had help delivering the baby and then immediately stifling its cries and then killing it, burning it and burying the poor baby. How could she get away with all that unnoticed or all by herself? I'm predicting this girl's mother will be charged. If Skylar had not gone to her OB/GYN two mos later (for possible bleeding because of a retained placenta?), this crime might never have been exposed.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    317
    Where did you read that BSR had visited the OBGYN? Would you mind posting the link since I would like to know more about this case? Thanks.
    ~ Remembering Lauren, her family & friends ~
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 ... LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. OK - Mom burns baby's testicles with hair iron
    By doublestop in forum Crimes-Spotlight on Children
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 03-16-2014, 11:43 PM
  2. TX - Teen burns his baby in Microwave, Houston
    By LovingTheChaos in forum Crimes-Spotlight on Children
    Replies: 102
    Last Post: 03-28-2008, 07:15 PM
  3. Brooke Shields Has Baby Girl Same Day As Tomkat
    By Thinkoflaura in forum Celebrity and Entertainment News
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 03-22-2007, 01:42 PM

Tags for this Thread