The former Ohio cheerleader acquitted of murdering her newborn baby has been released from probation nearly two months early — saying she wants to be “a normal person again.”
Brooke Skylar Richardson was sentenced to three years probation for burying the baby girl’s corpse in her parents’ Carlisle backyard in May 2017. She was released on Tuesday after serving 14 months, the Dayton Daily News reported.
Tracy Johnson, the grandmother of Richardson’s child, fought against her early release.
“You had the option of giving her up to six months in prison with time served … I don’t think three years probation is too much to ask,” Johnson told Warren County Judge Donald Oda II.
Richardson, meanwhile, again apologized in a teary-eyed statement in court.
“I am sorry for everything I have put everyone through … I know that doesn’t seem like a lot at all,” she said, according to the publication.
“I am very sorry and I hurt a