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Gag order appeal in Carlisle buried baby case to cost Warren County $15,000

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.

RELATED: Court officials says gag order unusual

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.

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