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Mom accused of killing, burying baby now allowed curfew

Skylar Richardson is charged with murder in the death of her newborn baby found buried in a Warren County backyard. Skylar Richardson is charged with murder in the death of her newborn baby found buried in a Warren County backyard.
WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A modification has been granted for Skylar Richardson's house arrest now allowing a curfew to be in place. 

Last week, the attorney for Richardson, who is accused of killing her newborn and burying her in the backyard, filed a motion to lift house arrest stating she has, "never been in trouble in her life."

[MORE: Skylar Richardson’s attorney files motion to lift house arrest]

On Monday, the court found the motion to lift house arrest “not well-taken." However, granted her a curfew from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

[MORE: Skylar Richardson case]

The Defendant has no prior criminal record and significant ties to the community. During the pendency of this case, there have been no less than 16 pretrial hearings and status conferences. The Defendant has been present for each and every one. The Defendant has passes all of her random drug screens. She has had 14 office visits and Community Corrections has conducted five separate home visits - all without incident.

The court finds the Motion to Life House Arrest Restriction is not well-taken. However, the Court will modify the house arrest restriction to place the Defendant on a curfew from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.," the court record states.

Jury selection was supposed to begin Monday, April 16. A new trial date has not yet been set. 

The former high school cheerleader, then 18-years-old, is accused of killing her newborn baby "Annabelle", burning the remains in the family's fire pit and then burying the remains in the backyard.

Richardson, now 19, is charged with aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and child endangering.

Since both sides have appealed, it could take up to a year to reschedule her trial.

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