Skylar Richardson returns to court with hopes to have her record sealed
LEBANON, Ohio (FOX19) - Skylar Richardson will have to wait till Oct. 3 to find out if a judge will accept her motion to seal her records.
On Tuesday, the judge overhearing the motion said he is taking the request under advisement before making his ruling next week.
Richardson, who was accused of killing her baby when she was a teenager, filed the motion to have her records sealed in mid-August.
Warren County prosecutors have fought back against the request.
A few weeks after her motion was submitted, Warren County prosecutors released a statement urging the court to deny her request.
The former Carlisle High School cheerleader was accused of purposefully killing her child and burying the child in her parent’s backyard in 2017.
A jury found Richardson guilty of abuse of a corpse in 2019.
She was acquitted on the most serious charges: aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.
“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.
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