'Good girl' cheerleader charged with killing and burying her infant


Police arrested an 18-year-old Ohio cheerleader last week after remains of her newborn baby were found in her backyard, according to Fox News.

Brooke Skylar Richardson was charged with reckless homicide on Friday after evidence showed the infant was not stillborn, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell told local outlets.

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The Dayton Daily News reports the infant's body was found in the backyard of Richardson's home in Carlisle, Ohio, last week.

According to paper, the remains were discovered after police received a tip from a doctor's office.

The prosecutor's office is reportedly waiting on the coroner to determine the infant's official cause of death.

Richardson, who recently graduated from high school, pleaded not guilty to the charges on Friday.

Her attorney, Charles Rittgers, told the newspaper the former cheerleader is a "good student."

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"She didn't drink. She wasn't a partier or smoker," Rittgers told the local outlet. "By all measures, a very good girl who helped children... She's by all means a very good person."

If convicted, Richardson could face up to five years in prison.

Her preliminary hearing date is slated for Aug. 1.