An Ohio teenage High School cheerleader is at the center of a horrific baby murder case.
Brooke 'Skylar' Richardson has been accused of murdering her child in a bizarre case.
The mystery began after authorities got a tip from a doctor that the teen may have delivered a stillborn baby.
When they searched her family's home in Carlisle tragically they discovered the charred remains of a baby girl and the cheerleader was arrested for aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment, tampering with evidence, and gross abuse of a corpse.
Investigators contend she killed her child – who was born alive – to maintain a fake image.
However, her lawyer Charles Rittgers insists she did not kill the baby and has entered not guilty please.
He revealed: "She is a good person, a high honors student. She has never been in any trouble of any kind."
While her family have also come to the pretty blonde's defense although she kept them in the dark about being pregnant.
They claim the baby was still born and that she buried the remains in her backyard because of shock.
Her aunt Vanessa said: "Skylar is a pleasing, and she was already blaming herself about the baby being stillborn.
"She kept wrestling with the distressing idea that she may have somehow caused the baby to be born stillborn, and I think investigators twisted that around to prove that she is guilty of murder."
Oddly, her the aunt claims that any pregnancy news would have been dealt with favorably by Skylar's family. But she believes her niece is being victimized in the case.
She added: "It's a game to them," she said. "They just want to win."
A gag order has been placed on the case prohibiting prosecutors to discuss it – Skylar is expected to stand trial later this year.
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