“I am literally speechless with how happy I am my belly is back OM***,” wrote Brooke Skylar Richardson to her mother in a text message sent just hours after she gave birth, according to Ohio prosecutors.
The events between the birth and that text message are the subject of a criminal trial. The Pluralist reports:
“Richardson’s attorneys claim that the then-18-year-old high school cheerleader delivered a stillborn baby and, not knowing what else to do, buried the child in the backyard.”
People Magazine reports:
“Brooke Skylar Richardson, now 20, is charged with aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and child endangerment after her newborn was found buried in her backyard. She has pleaded not guilty.”
Daily Mail offers the following outline of events: “Richardson had the baby in secret in May 2017 in her parents’ bathroom at home in Ohio… She buried the baby afterwards in her yard and two months later, confessed to a gynecologist about what she had done… she says the baby was born dead and that she buried it out of panic.”
The prosecutors intend to show that Richardson killed the baby and attempted to hide all evidence of the baby’s existence. Perhaps most horrifying, it appears that the baby may have been burned alive. Daily Mail reports Brooke Skylar Richardson telling her father in an interview with detectives: “I tried to cremate the baby just a little.” Her father asked: “You tried to cremate the baby!? … You delivered a live baby is what you’re saying?” Her response was: “Yeah, I… I wasn’t sure.”
Child-sacrifice is not unique to the modern world. Historically, no society that systematically murders its children has long survived.
“You are not to sacrifice any of your children in the fire to Molech. Do not profane the name of your God; I am the LORD” (Leviticus 18:21).
[Update: LifeNews and other outlets reported 9/12/19 that Brooke Skylar Richardson has been found not guilty of the majority of the charges. For more details, click here.]
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