Elizabeth Richardson’s Text Messages As Evidence in Her Murder Trial
Elizabeth Richardson is accused in the murder of her stillborn baby and then its burying. Prosecutors claim she was afraid and wanted the news to be hidden. She has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated murder. If found guilty, Richardson could spend the rest of her life in prison. Her attorneys cited shocking text messages as evidence in her trial. During the first day, prosecutors read her text messages.
Elizabeth Richardson sent a text about her weight loss, and her pregnancy. Next, she searched the Internet for “how to get rid a baby.” Prosecutors presented to the jury her text messages, photos of her with her friends, and the skeletal remains. Richardson’s attorneys argued that her text messages were false and that she would not harm a child despite all the evidence. Richardson was deemed not to be a bad person by the jury.
The prosecution used the text messages to argue that Richardson had killed the child. The defense argued that Richardson had not killed the child but had buried the body with flowers. The prosecution countered this argument by saying Richardson tried to cremate the child with a lighter, which is impossible to do in a crematorium. The defense attorney also told the jury about his wife’s pregnancy. According to reports, she was afraid to have a baby and didn’t know what a child should look.
A text message between Richardson and her mother was read in court on Friday. Steve Knippen, Assistant Prosecutor, compared the text message with a message sent after the murder. Richardson is accused in the murder of her daughter, burial of her corpse and destruction evidence. The text message was sent just hours after her alleged murder. Richardson sent her mother a text message hours after the murder. She stated that she was happy with her body after the murder.
Two months after the child’s death, the remains of the child were discovered. The mother was unable to dig a deep grave for her daughter, and investigators had to retrieve the baby’s skeletal remains using their hands and brushes. Richardson’s attorney claimed that the baby was nearly 80 percent water and that Richardson had a compulsion for her perfect life. The prosecution bears the burden of proof, not the accused.
Despite the lack of evidence, Richardson is still charged. She was arrested a few weeks after the murder. Although she is acquitted of the crime, she could face up to 12 months in prison if she fails to follow the terms of her community control. Oda stated that she would imprison her if she violates her community control conditions. Despite the fact that she is now free, Richardson’s attorneys are working hard to prevent her from playing the video in court. They say the police scared her into saying a false confession.
The court hearing for this week has been ongoing for several days. Multiple journalists from The Enquirer were present in the courtroom. As the trial progresses, we will continue to provide updates. Please be patient. As the legal process continues, we will provide updates on Brooke Richardson’s case. It will be complex. We will have more information the next day. You can ask any questions you may have about the case.