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Nanny manslaughter trial on "slow track"

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- Attorneys say the trial for a woman accused of manslaughter is on track, but the defense lawyer acknowledges "it's a slow track."

Benton County prosecutors charged Kelli Jacobsen in the death last June of one-year-old Ryder Morrison. The boy's parents had hired Jacobsen as a nanny for their son.  Jacobsen says the boy fell and hit his head, but the coroner says he found other injuries and declared the boy's death a homicide.

Jacobsen's trial is currently scheduled for October, but a defense expert witness on Shaken Baby Syndrome says he won't be available to testify until next year.

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