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Second interrogation played for jury in Skylar Richardson case


ALREADY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT
HAPPENED TO BABY ANNABELLE
AFTER SEVERAL HOURS OF
INTERROGATION DETECTIVES TOLD
SKYLAR RICHARDSON SHE WASN’T
GOING HOME AND OFFERED HER AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN TO HER
PARENTS WH
>>I TRIED TO CREMATE THE BABY
JUST A LITTLE.>>YOU TRIED TO CREMATE THE
BABY? YEAH. KARI BUT RICHARDSON TELLS HER
PARENTS, I DIDN’T KILL HER. THROUGHOUT THE INTERROGATION,
RICHARDSON SEEMED UNSURE IF HER
BABY WAS ALIVE.>>SO YOU DELIVERED A LIVE BABY,
IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE SAYING?>>YEAH BUT I WASN’T REALLY
SURE. I DIDN’T THINK SHE HAD A
HEARTBEA
KARIN: THE NOW 20-YEAR-OLD TOLD
INVESTIGATORS SHE DELIVERED THE
BABY WHILE ON THE TOILET AND THE
NEWBORN, WHO SHE NAMED ANNABELLE, FELL IN THE WATER AND
STAYED THERE FOR ABOUT 2
MINUTE
>>DID YOU HEAR HER CRY? MAYBE A LITTLE BIT BUT SHE
WAS IN THE WATER, I DIDN’T KN
IF I HEARD RIGHT. KARIN: DURING THE INTERROGATION,
RICHARDSON SAID SHE MAY HAVE
SEEN ANNABELLE’S ARMS MOVE AND
MAY HAVE SQUEEZED HER TOO
TIGHTLY. SHE ALSO CHANGED HER STORY
REGARDING WHETHER SHE BURNED
ANNABELLE’S REMAINS.>>I DID NOT BURN HER.>>ARE YOU SURE? THAT I’M SURE. KARIN: AFTER DETECTIVES PUSHED
THE ISSUE RICHARDSON ADMITTED
SHE TRIED TO BURN ANNABELLE
AFTER SHE PUT HER IN THE GROUND
MIND AND USED DIRT TO HELP PUT
OUT THE FIRE. DEFENSE ATTORNEY CHARLIE
RITTGERS SAYS THE CONFESSION WAS
MORE OF A COERCION THE DEFENSE
SAYS THE BABY WAS STILLBOR
>>ULTIMATELY SHE WAS BROKEN
DOWN AND SAID SHE TRIED TO CREMATE ANNABELLE JUST A LITTLE
BIT, RIGHT? CAN YOU DEFINE BROKEN DOWN? KARIN: THE DEFENSE DID G
THE LIEUTENANT TO ADMIT THAT NO
DOCTOR WILL TESTIFY THAT THERE
IS EVIDENCE THE REMAINS WERE
BURNED
LIVE IN LEBANON, KARIN JOHNSON, WLWT NEWS 5. MIKE: THE JURY ALSO HEARD FROM
BRANDON SAYLOR, RICHARDSON’S
BOYFRIEND AT THE TIME SHE
DELIVERED THE BABY. WHAT DID HE TESTIFY TO? KARI HE TOOK THE STAND AND HE
SAID HE DID NOT KNOW THAT SKYLER
RICHARDSON WAS PREGNANT. HE WENT TO THE PROM WITH HER THE
DAY BEFORE. HE SAID IN HINDSIGHT, LOOKING
BACK AT PROM PHOTOS, SHE LOOKED
PREGNANT BUT SAID HE DIDN’T KNOW
ABOUT THE BABY UNTIL THE PUB

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