Former High School Cheerleader Acquitted of Killing Newborn, Convicted of Corpse Abuse

(Fox News) An Ohio woman was acquitted Thursday of charges that she killed her unwanted newborn.

The Warren County jury deliberated for four hours before acquitting 20-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.

Richardson, a former high school cheerleader, was found guilty of abuse of a corpse and was scheduled to be sentenced Friday. That charge carries up to one year in prison, but she could get probation as a first-time offender.

Richardson faced life in prison if she had been convicted on all charges.

See Christian News Network’s previous reports on the case here and here.

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