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Judge extends trial date in Ryder Morrison manslaughter case

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The nanny accused of killing a one year old Richland boy received a trial extension Monday afternoon.

Kelli Jacobsen is charged with manslaughter in the death of Ryder Morrison.

Her attorneys asked for an extension earlier this month saying an expert witness on shaken baby syndrome was too busy to testify any earlier. Benton County Judge Vic Vanderschoor asked for a written copy of the expert's schedule, which he received in court Monday afternoon.

The new trial date is scheduled for October 27th. Detectives say Jacobsen called 9-1-1 telling them Ryder Morrison fell and hit his head while she was watching him back in June 2011.

After an autopsy, the Benton County coroner determined Morrison died of blunt force trauma to the head and had other injuries as well. He ruled the death a homicide.

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