Video shows woman telling police baby wasn’t alive at birth


LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A woman on trial in the death of her newborn daughter found buried in her family’s Ohio backyard told a detective the baby wasn’t alive at birth.

Prosecutors in southwest Warren County on Thursday showed jurors a video of Brooke Skylar Richardson’s two-hour interview with police in 2017 about two months after the baby’s death.

Richardson, who’s now 20, has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges. Her lawyers have raised questions about whether the baby was stillborn.

In the videotaped interview, Richardson said she never meant to hurt the baby. She later apologized to her parents, who didn’t know she was pregnant, and told them she didn’t kill the baby.

Testimony was expected to continue Friday morning with the police officer who interviewed Richardson.