She was convicted of abuse of corpse after her high-profile two-week trial earlier this month for burying the baby.
Richardson had been charged with aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering after prosecutors accused her of murdering the baby. She was acquitted on those charges on Sept. 12 after a two-week trial. Richardson was credited for serving seven days in jail and placed on three years community control.
Defense attorney Charles M. Rittgers told the court the Richardson family wanted to give the remains a proper burial and had already obtained a burial plot.
At Richardson’s sentencing hearing Sept. 13, Judge Donald Oda II ruled that the remains would go to the Richardson family.
The family of the baby’s father, Trey Johnson, had also requested the remains. Johnson’s mother, Tracy, gave an emotional statement before Richardson’s sentencing on Sept. 13, saying the past two years have been extremely challenging for the family.
“Mr. Richardson,” Oda said, addressing Richardson’s father, Scott, “do I have your word those remains will be buried properly and that there is going to be access by the Johnson family so they can pay their respects?”
Scott Richardson said yes.