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Ohio woman Skylar Richardson found not guilty of killing her newborn child

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 16:10:31-04

A jury in Ohio found Brooke Skylar Richardson not guilty of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, and child endangerment on Thursday.

Richardson was found guilty of abuse of a corpse. She will be sentenced on the one guilty count on Friday.

Richardson, now age 20, was accused of killing her newborn daughter in 2017 and burying her in the backyard of her family's home.

The jury had been deliberating since 11:11 a.m. Thursday after two hours of closing arguments, two days of defense testimony and four days or prosecution testimony.