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Change of venue for teen mom accused of killing newborn?

Richardson at her first court appearance. (FOX19 NOW) Richardson at her first court appearance. (FOX19 NOW)
WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

Attorneys for a teenage mother accused of killing her newborn baby want to move the trial out of Warren County.

A change of venue motion was filed Friday in Warren County Common Pleas Court for Carlisle cheerleader Brooke "Skylar" Richardson, 18.

It' s not clear when the judge will decide. The trial is scheduled to begin April 16.

Richardson is accused of killing her baby girl, burning the newborn in the family fire bit and then burying her in the backyard in May.

The teen was indicted last year on charges of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and child endangering.

Richardson remains free on a $50,000 bond and under court-ordered house arrest that was a condition of her release.

Warren County Judge Donald Oda issued a gag order in August after Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell confirmed the victim was was a baby girl.

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