LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys say there’s no plea deal on the table as the Ohio murder trial of a former high school cheerleader charged with killing and burying her newborn daughter remains set for Sept. 3.
Warren County Judge Donald Oda II asked both sides for a status report on Monday. Both said they were preparing for the trial of 19-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson. She was in court for the brief hearing.
Oda plans to have another pretrial hearing in late August. Richardson was charged with aggravated murder, evidence-tampering, corpse abuse and other counts after her baby’s remains were found in July 2017 in Carlisle, a village about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Cincinnati.
Richardson has pleaded not guilty in the high-profile case . Her defense attorney has said the baby was stillborn.Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.