Prosecutors oppose Skylar Richardson’s motion to seal court record

Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 4:44 PM EDT
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LEBANON, Ohio (FOX19) - Warren County prosecutors are fighting back against the request from Skylar Richardson to have her record sealed.

The former teen, who was once accused of killing her baby, filed a motion in mid-August asking a judge to seal her record.

A few weeks after her motion was submitted, Warren County prosecutors released a statement urging the court to deny her request.

A jury found Richardson guilty of abuse of a corpse in September 2021.

She was acquitted on the most serious charges: aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.

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“Aside from this being a high profile jury trial, a request like this for a low-level felony is routine. For Skylar, it will help her gain meaningful employment and education opportunities in the future,” said Charlie Rittgers, Richardson’s attorney

Judge Donald Oda sentenced Richardson to three years probation with a seven-day jail sentence commuted for time served.

Her attorneys requested the termination of her probation after she served 14 months of it and said she was “fully compliant.”

During the hearing, Judge Oda said there is nothing that he had seen that led him to think Richardson would commit more crimes and terminated the probation effective November 2021.

The former Carlisle High School cheerleader was accused of killing her newborn, Annabelle, in May 2017 and burying the remains in her family’s backyard.

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