WATCH all videos from Brooke Skylar Richardson trial | Highlights, testimony, interrogations

Carlisle Buried Baby Case: FULL Opening Statements

The jury is now deliberating in the murder trial of Brooke Skylar Richardson following eight days of arguments, witness testimony, and evidence.

Below are a number of videos from the trial, between video from inside the courtroom, to extended interrogation footage shown to the jury.

Richardson's initial interview with police

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Richardson repeats the phrases “am I going to be arrested?” and “am I in trouble?” throughout the footage, and gives her version of events from after she gave birth.

Richardson Trial: First Interview with police

Richardson parents react after Brooke’s initial interview

Following the interview shown in the video above, Richardson’s parents entered the room, and their reaction to the events that had unfolded were caught on camera.

FULL: Parents react after Brooke Richardson's first interview with police

Second Interrogation

In a second, more interrogative interview with police, Richardson made statements that eventually led to her arrest. The defense argues she was coerced into making these confessions.

Richardson Trial: Second Interrogation - Part 1
Richardson Trial: Second Interrogation - Part 2

Opening Statements

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The prosecution and defense introduced their arguments to the jury during the first day of the trial, painting conflicting pictures of Richardson as either a murderer or scared girl.

Carlisle Buried Baby Case: FULL Opening Statements

Forensic Testimony

A large component of this trial has been the forensics, and a lab technician and forensic pathologist delivered testimony on blood and bone evidence, respectively.

Richardson Trial: Lab tech in case testifies in court
Richardson Trial: Forensic Pathologist testimony

Medical Testimony

A physician specializing in maternal-fetal medicine testified for the prosecution on the likelihood that Richardson’s baby was stillborn.

Later in the trial, an OBGYN for the defense testified that in his opinion, she did in fact deliver a stillborn baby.

Richardson Trial: Fetal Medicine Physician testimony
Richardson Trial: OBGYN believes Brooke delivered a stillborn

Testimony from law enforcement

Warren County Sgt. Smith and Lt. Faine were questioned about their investigation, including a bed that was allegedly moved to cover a blood stain.

Richardson Trial: Sgt. Smith testifies in case
Richardson Trial: Warren Co. deputy questioned

Boyfriend’s testimony

Brandon Saylor, boyfriend to Richardson at the time of her baby’s death, was also questioned, though he asked that his face not be shown. During his testimony, a series of texts between him and Richardson were shown, where she describes feeling “so much better.” 

Richardson Trial: Boyfriend at the time testifies

Family’s testimony

Brooke Richardson’s father Scott Richardson and brother both testified for the defense on her character. 

Richardson Trial: Brooke's brother takes stand
Richardson Trial: Father Scott Richardson testifies

The issue of false confessions

A professor who has extensively studied false confessions testified for the defense, explaining that Richardson may have felt giving a false confession was her best way out in the moment.

Richardson Trial: Expert in false confessions testifies

Psychological testimony

Both Carlisle High School’s guidance counselor and a psychologist who evaluated Richardson testified for the defense on her state of mind.

Richardson Trial: Carlisle School Counselor takes stand
Richardson Trial: Psychologist testifies

Closing Arguments

On the eighth day of the trial, both the prosecution and the defense delivered their closing arguments, and the jury were sent to deliberate.

Richardson Trial: Prosecution presents closing arguments
Richardson Trial: Defense presents closing arguments