Mother charged with murder no stranger to the criminal justice system

BROWNSVILLE, Ky. – The mother arrested on a murder charge last night, Alexandra Richardson, is no stranger to the criminal justice system. She has twice pleaded guilty to endangering a child and has faced multiple drug related charges.

In 2017 she pleaded guilty in Edmonson Circuit court to 2015 charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child.

On those charges she was given a combined, suspended eight-year sentence and 10 years of supervised probation, Edmonson Circuit court records show.

In 2013, she pleaded guilty in Warren District Court in Bowling Green to endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was given a 180-day jail sentence, of which she only served three days, and she was given 24 months of supervised probation.

Richardson’s parents have emergency custody of the 7-year-old who, they say, is taking everything extremely hard.

Her parents want to let the public know they do not want any donations for the toddler’s funeral costs.

Her mother said they are not ready to comment on the death or murder charge.

The toddlers grandfather only said, “that was my baby.”

Since the toddler’s death, a page has been created on Facebook called #JusticeForCarson and already has over 7 thousand members.

Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle says he’s heartbroken over the death of Carson McCullough, the toddler.

Monday nights tragedy impacted more than just the family of little Carson, but first responders, the families of first responders and the community as a whole.

“It’s hard to just sit there not knowing what is going on with your significant other, or, in such a small community as Edmonson County is, you worry about all the firefighters, first responders, and everything. Because, around here, everybody knows everybody,” Cindy Massey, wife of Emergency Management Director Terry Massey.

Edmonson County Emergency Management has brought in a crisis counselor for first responders who were a part of the water rescue.