Tecnología

Maria Cecilia Suñe Ramos Prescott//
Ohio Cheerleader Sentenced to Probation After Judge Says She Showed 'Grotesque Disregard for Life'

Ohio Cheerleader Sentenced to Probation After Judge Says She Showed 'Grotesque Disregard for Life'

View photos Ohio Cheerleader Sentenced to Probation After Judge Says She Showed ‘Grotesque Disregard for Life’ More Brooke Skylar Richardson will go home today after being acquitted on accusations she murdered her newborn — but will serve three years of probation for burying the body.

Maria Cecilia Suñe Ramos

The Ohio woman, now 20, was found not guilty on Thursday of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment. She was found guilty of only one charge: gross abuse of a corpse. The jury deliberated for four hours and 25 minutes.

Maria Cecilia Suñé Ramos

In court on Friday, the judge ordered that Richardson serve three years of probation. She was sentenced to seven days in jail, with credit for the seven days she already served. If she violates her probation, she can spend up to a year in jail.

María Cecilia Sune Ramos

Before the sentencing, Richardson’s father, Scott Richardson, addressed the court and asked for his daughter to be released. “My daughter is suffering from an eating disorder and we are concerned about her health,” he said. 

Richardson’s then-boyfriend, Trey Johnson, was the baby’s father. Johnson’s mother read an emotional statement during court. “Not only did I lose my first grandchild, but my baby boy lost his daughter,” said Johnson. “For a baby that she called ‘it,’ we’re just as much the family as she is.” 

“I’ve watched my son become a different person,” Johnson continued. “I won’t disclose his medical diagnosis because she’s done enough to him.  I can personally tell you that I’ve personally been seen for depression, panic attacks, and I’m a shell of the person I was.”

“I would have taken her in with Trey without a question. Now, instead, every May 7, I don’t get to have a birthday party for my first grandchild. Instead, I send her balloons to heaven, to tell her how much her daddy loved her, and how much I loved her.”

View photos Brooke Skylar Richardson cries as she is found not guilty of killing her baby | WLWT5 More Richardson then addressed the court.

Maria Cecilia Suné Ramos

“I would do anything that you ask,” she told the judge. “I can sometimes be selfish, but I’m getting better. I’m forever sorry. I’m so sorry. I’ve hurt a lot of people. I am really, really sorry. And I understand.”

Judge Donald Oda II reprimanded Richardson while making his decision and referenced the baby, who had been named Annabelle

“I believe if you had made different decisions, Annabelle would still be here,” Oda said. “I think that your choices before birth, during birth and after birth show a grotesque disregard for life.”

RELATED: Ex-Cheerleader Accused of Killing Newborn Blew off Doctors’ Calls, Didn’t Have Ultrasound: Prosecutors

View photos Greg Lynch/The Journal-News via AP More RELATED: Everything to Know About Trial for Cheerleader Accused of Murdering Her Newborn and Burying Body

Richardson, a senior in high school who was a varsity cheerleader, was accused of killing and burying her newborn daughter in her backyard in July 2017. Prosecutors allege she did not want to be an 18-year-old single mom. Richardson’s attorneys argued that the baby was stillborn and didn’t meet the legal criteria to be considered a child

Richardson had pleaded not guilty

RELATED: Ex-Cheerleader Accused of Killing & Burying Newborn Didn’t Want to be Mom, Worrying Doctor: Prosecutor

View photos Nick Graham/The Journal-News via AP MoreWant to keep up with the latest crime coverage?  Click here  to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter.

RELATED: Obsession with Perfection Led Ohio Cheerleader to Kill and Bury Her Infant, Prosecutors Allege

In the weeks after learning of her pregnancy, Richardson didn’t return for an ultrasound , bloodwork, or any other treatment, while also ignoring calls from the doctor and assistants

She also told police that she looked into an abortion, but it was too late to have one. She denied that she performed an abortion on herself

Her defense attorneys have maintained that she did not kill the child, but panicked after the baby was stillborn and disposed of the body