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trial on hold, but attention remains on baby death case

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trial on hold, but attention remains on baby death case

lebanon, ohio — a former high school cheerleader's trial on charges she killed and buried her newborn baby near her family's house in an ohio village is on hold, as intense attention and speculation continue to swirl around the case.attorneys for brooke skylar richardson want a ruling to bar prosecutors from presenting testimony from an obstetrics-gynecology practice's medical staff, citing physician-patient privilege that she won't give up. prosecutors said the privilege doesn't apply in this case.a trial that was scheduled to begin monday in warren county court is delayed while an appeals court weighs the issue.authorities first learned of the baby from a doctor. the remains were found last july. prosecutors said richardson buried the full-term baby shortly after giving birth within days after her senior prom in early may 2017 in carlisle, a village of some 5,000 people 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of cincinnati.county prosecutor david fornshell said skylar, as she is known, and her family had been worried about community reaction to her out-of-wedlock pregnancy."skylar and her family, particularly her mother, were pretty obsessed with external appearances and how things appeared to the outside world," fornshell said. "you have a situation where, you know, she's a cute high school, recent high school graduate; she was a cheerleader described (as) a good girl by her attorney as you heard after the arraignment. and i think that kind of perception is one that skyl...