Defense in Carlisle baby case wants jury to view scene, interrogation room

Brooke Skylar Richardson, the Carlisle teen charged with aggravated murder for the death of her infant found buried in the back yard, appeared in Warren County Court with her defense attorney Charles M. Rittgers, for pretrial hearing, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 in Lebanon. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF
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Brooke Skylar Richardson, the Carlisle teen charged with aggravated murder for the death of her infant found buried in the back yard, appeared in Warren County Court with her defense attorney Charles M. Rittgers, for pretrial hearing, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 in Lebanon. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

Defense attorneys for Brooke Richardson, a Carlisle teen accused of killing her baby and then burying it in the backyard, want the jury to view two locations during trial.

Brooke Skylar Richardson, 18, is charged with aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and child endangering for the May 2017 death of her infant daughter, whom defense attorneys say she named Annabelle.

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Attorneys Charles H. and Charles M. Rittgers filed a motion Thursday afternoon requesting the jury view the Richardson home at 104 Eagle Ridge Drive and the Carlisle Police interrogation room.

Warren County Common Pleas Judge Donald Oda II had not ruled on the motion as of 4 p.m. today.

Richardson’s trial is scheduled to begin April 16. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for April 9.

On March 5, the defense team filed a motion to exclude Richardson’s comments at the Carlisle Police Station outside the presence of officers.

After a 60-minute meeting in chambers with attorneys on Wednesday, Oda said the defense intended to withdraw its motion to suppress those statements.

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