The Warren County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution this morning authorizing the hiring of a lawyer for up to $15,000 to appeal the lifting of a gag order in the case of Brooke Sklyar Richardson, the Carlisle teen accused of burning and burying her newborn baby last May.
RELATED: Appeals court lifts gag order
Judge Donald Oda II requested the hiring of Mark Weaver to represent the county in the high-court appeal.
On Monday, the 12th District Court of Appeals in Middletown lifted the gag order issued by Warren County Common Pleas Court Judge Donald Oda II in the case against Brooke Skylar Richardson. Oda issued the gag order in August.
“To presume that there may be news coverage that threatens the administration of justice, whether that be against the state or the defendant, is nothing more than pure speculation,” the court opinion said.