Report: Carlisle teen delivered stillborn baby and had eating disorder

Published: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 10:54 AM

Carlisle buried baby case: attorneys want to see interrogation room

The Carlisle teen charged with aggravated murder for allegedly killing, burning, and burying her newborn baby delivered a stillborn baby and suffered from an eating disorder, according to her extended family members who recently spoke with Cincinnati magazine.

The magazine interviewed several relatives of Brooke Skylar Richardson, 18, and they said she is innocent of the charges and the baby was not born alive, but rather stillborn.

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They also said that only Richardson knew she was pregnant, and after delivering the stillborn child at her family home, she was scared and blamed herself, so she buried the baby in her backyard, family members told the magazine.

Brooke Skylar Richardson appeared in Warren County Common Pleas Court with her parents Sept. 6 for a pretrial hearing, however, court proceedings did not go on the record. GREG LYNCH/STAFF(Staff Writer)

The relatives, the magazine said, also are upset and frustrated by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell. Judge Donald Oda II issued a gag order on Aug. 10 restricting the lawyers, Richardson and her parents, the Warren County Sheriff, the county coroner, and the clerk of courts from publicly talking about the case.

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The family said Richardson admitted to police the pregnancy and burial of a stillborn baby, and showed them where in the yard behind her house she had buried the baby.

Richardson has been out of jail after posting $15,000 bond.

When the Carlisle cheerleader began putting on weight this past year, family members were relieved she was healthy and were hesitant to comment or inquire further, the article said.

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They said Richardson did not know she was pregnant until shortly before she gave birth, and experienced sporadic menstrual cycles all through the pregnancy.

Richardson is scheduled to appear Sept. 27 for a pre-trial hearing. Previous pre-trial meetings took place in Judge Donald Oda II’s chambers, and there was no hearing to put any information on the record.

Richardson’s trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 6.

4 detained after SWAT surrounds Dayton apartment building

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 11:15 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

Police standoff on Elsmere Avenue

UPDATE @ 12:55 p.m.:

Four people have been detained following a SWAT standoff on Elsmere Avenue in Dayton, police said.

The standoff stems from a robbery at an apartment, where a gun was used, officers said.

The girlfriend of the suspect came to the scene and was able to verify the suspect was in the apartment, police said.

UPDATE @ 11:35 a.m. 

Four people have been placed in handcuffs following a SWAT situation at an apartment on Elsmere Avenue in Dayton, according to our crew on the scene. 

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Additional details about the standoff are not available. 

During the standoff, at least one of the people inside the apartment was broadcasting on Facebook Live, according to Dayton police scanner traffic. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

FIRST REPORT

We’re working to learn more about police activity at an apartment building on Elsmere Avenue in Dayton Thursday morning. 

Multiple Dayton police officers and SWAT members have responded to the 1900 block of Elsmere Avenue and have surrounded the building, according to our crew on the scene. 

Initial reports indicate a man is inside one of the apartments who has an outstanding warrant for his arrest. 

Additional details are not available. We’ll update this page as we learn more.

Judge denies request by ex-Miamisburg teacher facing teen sex charges

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:02 PM


            Jessica Langford
Jessica Langford

The request by a former Miamisburg teacher indicted on charges of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor student to have all grand jury testimony prepared for trial has been rejected.

But the judge’s ruling in the case against Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville, left open the possibility that grand jury testimony of certain witnesses may be available for trial, which is set for April.

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The attorney for Langford requested the secret proceedings be available for trial because their absence may “deprive the defendant of a fair adjudication of the allegations,” Montgomery County Common Pleas Court records state.

Attorney Lawrence Greger said there may be a “particularized need” in the case that would allow Judge Timothy O’Connell’s to permit the request, court records show.

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O’Connell’s ruling states “the parties conclude that the existence of a particularized need is not evident at this time.”

“The evidence, at this point, seems to indicate that a particularized need may develop at trial, as this matter seems to turn on the existence of possible inconsistent statements by two witnesses,” McConnell’s ruling filed Jan. 11 states.

Langford was indicted Nov. 14 on three counts of sexual battery and three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. On Nov. 21, Langford pleaded not guilty to all counts and has remained free on conditional recognizance, court records show.

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NEW DETAILS: What happens next to Tipp o’ the Town restaurant site?

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Tipp o’ the Town Family Restaurant to close Dec. 31.

The Tipp o’ the Town Family Restaurant property at 1150 W. Main St. in Tipp City has been purchased, and the new owners intend to demolish the existing structure and build a new eatery.

But it won’t be called Tipp o’ the Town. Instead, it will be called “Taco Bell.”

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Paul Laubier, owner of Tipp o’ the Town, shut down the restaurant on Dec. 31. At the time, Laubier said there were two potential scenarios of what could happen to the property.

The company that owns the Taco Bell on the east side of the I-75-Ohio 571 interchange had the equivalent of first dibs on the property on the west side of the interchange — an option to purchase that extended through mid-January, Laubier said. If no deal was finalized during that time frame, Laubier said a second, unidentified potential buyer was interested in purchasing the property, and had indicated to Laubier that the restaurant would likely reopen as Tipp o’ the Town.

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Laubier said Wednesday night that the Taco Bell-connected company had exercised its purchase option, and plans to build a relocated Taco Bell on the site after demolishing the existing structure.

“I have 30 days to vacate,” Laubier said. “The deal is done, and money is in escrow.”

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The Tipp o’ the Town Family Restaurant was a community mainstay for more than 29 years. The building has housed a restaurant since the mid-1960s, when an Aunt Jemimah’s Pancake House opened there, and it has had stints as Calico Kitchen, Ye Old Family Inn and Cindy’s, Laubier said. When Laubier opened Tipp o’ the Town in the fall of 1988, the space had been empty for more than a year.

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Now 66, Laubier said it was time for him to retire. But he said the “Tipp o’ the Town” business name and the restaurant’s recipes are still for sale to anyone who would want to reopen with the same or similar concept in another location.

“I’d love to keep the name going,” the now-retired restaurant owner said. “It would be a perfect opportunity for someone to open Tipp o’ the Town somewhere else in Tipp City.”

Robert Zavakos — senior vice president of the commercial real estate firm NAI Bergman -- represented the Taco Bell-affiliated company in the real-estate transaction. 

U.S. marshal killed, officers wounded while serving warrant in Pennsylvania

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:26 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 11:19 AM

U.S. Marshal Shot, Killed While Serving Warrant in Pennsylvania

A deputy U.S. marshal was killed and two police officers were injured Thursday morning when authorities said they were shot while serving a search warrant, according to multiple reports.

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PennLive.com reported that a deputy U.S. marshal was killed in the shooting, which happened around 6:30 a.m. in Harrisburg. Two other officers were injured, including a Harrisburg police officer, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said Thursday in a statement.