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Calif. couple charged with murder after allegedly burning, beating newborn son


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Romanians demand end to immersing babies in water during baptism after death of newborn child


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Newborn Boys Were Dumped in Chicago Trash 17 Years Ago. Cops Just Cracked the Case.


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Police search for missing Texas mother and her newborn girl

Police search for missing Texas mother and her newborn girlPolice in Austin are searching for Heide Broussard and her 2-week-old child, Margot Carey



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Ex-cheerleader accused of killing newborn found not guilty on most serious charges

Ex-cheerleader accused of killing newborn found not guilty on most serious chargesSkylar Richardson was found not guilty of aggravated murder and involuntary manslaughter. She was accused of deliberately killing her and burying her baby.



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Mother accused of killing newborn sentenced to time served, gets to go home

Mother accused of killing newborn sentenced to time served, gets to go homeBrooke Skylar Richardson was sentenced to seven days after being convicted of gross abuse of a corpse. She had already served seven days in jail.



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Young Ohio mother acquitted of killing newborn

Young Ohio mother acquitted of killing newbornA young Ohio mother who prosecutors said killed and buried her unwanted newborn in her backyard just days after her senior prom so that she could keep her “perfect life” was acquitted of murder Thursday. Brooke Skylar Richardson, now 20, began shaking and sobbing while a judge read the not guilty verdicts on aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges. Richardson, though, was found guilty of corpse abuse by the Warren County jury that deliberated for four hours.



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Ohio Cheerleader Found Not Guilty of Murdering Her Newborn Baby

Ohio Cheerleader Found Not Guilty of Murdering Her Newborn BabyPhoto Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photo Courtesy Warren County Sheriff's OfficeThe Ohio cheerleader accused of killing her newborn baby and burying her in the backyard in an unmarked grave has been acquitted of the most serious charges against her. Brooke Skylar Richardson, now 20, was found not guilty of three charges, including aggravated murder, and involuntary manslaughter. The jury did find her guilty of gross abuse of a corpse, for which she will be sentenced on Friday. The charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison.The verdict came after an eight-day trial during which jurors had to decide whether Richardson was a scared teenager who experienced a stillbirth or a cold-blooded murderer. Richardson, who sobbed when the verdict was read, was accused of killing her newborn child in 2017, when she was 18, and burying the baby in her Carlisle, Ohio, backyard.Cheerleader Accused of Murdering, Burying Newborn Goes on TrialProsecutors alleged the cheerleader purposefully killed the female infant, who was born alive, “because she did not want to be pregnant.”  “Unwanted,” Assistant Warren County Prosecutor Julie Kraft said during closing arguments on Thursday. “That’s what Brooke Richardson’s daughter was.”Richardson’s attorneys argued in court that the baby, whom the cheerleader named Annabelle, was born stillborn at 33 weeks. Out of fear, her lawyers said, Richardson buried the baby in the backyard. They also argued her confession to police about burning her baby was coerced. Last week, prosecutors played a recording of the 2017 police interview with Richardson. “Honey, tell us what happened,” her father said at the end of the interview, according to the transcript.“I tried to cremate the baby,” Richardson allegedly said.In another police interview played in court last week, Richardson could be heard telling police she didn’t return her doctor’s calls because she was scared. “I didn’t really want to have my baby,” she told police. “I really don’t know what I planned to do.”A psychologist testified that Richardson was sexually abused when she was 12, arguing that the trauma from that led to a “personality disorder” that made her feel like she must comply with authority figures.“Skylar, because of her personality disorder, has very a difficult time confronting those in authority. She has a very difficult time speaking up for herself,” psychologist Dr. Stuart Bassman testified on Wednesday. “What’s most sad about this is Skylar, because of her personality disorder, is not able to protect herself. She was not able to defend herself.”Bassman insisted that the video of the “defenseless” Richardson telling police interviewers she heard the baby making sounds after she gave birth and still burned her with a lighter proved her disorder. The psychologist later called Richardson’s second interrogation with investigators from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office “a clear case of intimidation.”On Wednesday, Richardson’s brother also revealed the 20-year-old suffered from an disorder, recalling that he would often catch his sister hiding her food and hearing her throw up.“I just wanted her to be happy,” Jackson Richardson said. The defense also argued that the baby’s development was affected by her weight and health problems. Assistant Prosecutor Steve Knippen, however, asserted in court that Richardson never wanted to have a child and worried that her lifestyle would be ruined by her pregnancy. In court, prosecutors presented text messages Richardson allegedly sent her mom, who did not realize that her daughter was pregnant until she was questioned by police.“I’m literally so excited for dinner to wear something cute yayy my belly is back now I am takin this opportunity to make it amazing,” she allegedly texted, just 24 hours after her baby died. Richardson then allegedly texted her mother again the day after she buried the child. “I’m literally speechless with how happy I am,” Richardson allegedly texted. “My belly is back omg I am never ever ever evertrrr letting it grt like this again your about to see me look freaking better than before omg.”“That belly was her child,” Knippen said on Thursday, referencing Richardson’s texts. “That belly was her daughter with fingers and toes and hair on her head. A child she tossed in the dirt.”Authorities discovered the remains of the infant in the summer of 2017 after receiving a tip from the teenager’s doctors. Prosecutors allege Richardson had an “extreme” reaction after being told she was pregnant and did not return for follow-up prenatal visits. Another doctor also called police after Richardson allegedly told her she had “gone into labor, delivered a stillborn baby, and buried the baby in her backyard,” according to court papers.  Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Utah woman arrested at Manila airport with newborn in bag

Utah woman arrested at Manila airport with newborn in bagAn American woman who attempted to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila’s airport and charged with human trafficking, officials said Thursday. The Philippine officials said Jennifer Erin Talbot was able to pass through the airport immigration counter on Wednesday without declaring the baby boy but was intercepted at the boarding gate by airline personnel. Talbot was unable to produce any passport, boarding pass or government permits for the baby, airport officials said.



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Colorado mom found guilty of killing newborn, throwing her in neighbor's yard

Colorado mom found guilty of killing newborn, throwing her in neighbor's yardA young woman accused of killing her newborn daughter and then tossing the baby over a fence into a neighbor's backyard was found guilty of first-degree murder.



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