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48 Hours Preview: The Case Against Brooke Skylar Richardson

48 Hours Preview: The Case Against Brooke Skylar Richardson


AND MADE A VERBAL THREAT. ALASKAN AIRLINES DISPUTES THE CLAIM. PASSENGERS TELL A DIFFERENT STORY. IN GOING TO KILL EVERYBODY. I’M GOING TO SNAP YOU. IT WAS HORRIBLE. THE MAN WAS ARRESTED SHORTLY AFTER LANDING IN KANSAS CITY. THE FLIGHT EVENTUALLY MADE IT TO LOS ANGELES. THE PARENTS A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER BROOKE SKYLER RICHARDSON WHO WAS TRIED FOR THE DEATH OF HER NEWBORN CHILD OR SPEAKING TO 48 HOURS IN THEIR FIRST TELEVISED INTERVIEW. THE CORRESPONDENT IS LIVE IN NEW YORK WITH A PREVIEW OF THIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EPISODE. THE RICHARDSON FAMILY GIVE YOU INCREDIBLE ACCESS TO THEIR LIVES, AND AFTER SPENDING ALL OF THIS TIME WITH THEM WHAT ARE YOU TAKING AWAY FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THEM AND THEIR DAUGHTER NOW THAT THEIR DAUGHTERS TRIAL IS OVER? Reporter: THEY DID NOT HAVE LAWYERS WITH THEM THROUGH MOST OF THIS. THEY WERE OPEN TO ANY QUESTIONS. I REALLY FELT THEY HAD A LOT OF CREDIBILITY. WE ALSO LEARNED THE PROSECUTION AND THE PROSECUTORS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN QUITE AS CONFIDENT AS THEY SEEM TO BE ABOUT THEIR CASE. THEY OFFERED SKYLER A PLEA. THEY SAID THEY WOULD TAKE OFF THE AGGRAVATED MURDER IF SHE WOULD PLEAD GUILTY TO THE MANSLAUGHTER AND EVERYTHING ELSE. SHE IS THE ONE WHO SAID NO. I’M NOT GOING TO PLEAD TO SOMETHING I DID NOT DO. WE HAVE A VERY DIFFERENT INSIDE. EVERYONE WHO WATCHES WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT INSIGHT INTO THIS CASE WHEN THEY SEE WITH THE FAMILY HAS GONE THROUGH. AND THEIR OWN FEELINGS ABOUT MUCH OF THE EVIDENCE IN THIS CASE. WHY WAS THE VERDICT IN THIS CASE SO SURPRISING? Reporter: IT PROBABLY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN. BECAUSE THERE WAS SO MUCH NEGATIVE PUBLICITY PRETRIAL THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY HAD ACTUALLY DONE A PRESS CONFERENCE. TAKING INFLAMMATORY STATEMENTS THAT LATER TURNED OUT TO BE WRONG. HE NEVER CORRECTED IT IN THE PUBLIC EYE. PEOPLE THOUGHT THEY HAD A MUCH STRONGER CASE AGAINST HER THAN THEY DID. IN FACT THEY CAN NEVER PROVE THAT THIS BABY WAS BORN ALIVE. OR THAT SHE HAD EVER DONE ANYTHING TO HURT THE BABY. THAT’S REALLY WHY THE VERDICT WAS A SURPRISE. PEOPLE HAD HEARD SO MANY NEGATIVE THINGS. MANY OF THOSE NEGATIVE THINGS JUST WEREN’T TRUE. THIS WILL CORRECT THE WHOLE RECORD. I HOPE. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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