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Nanny Charged with Manslaughter Goes on Trial in April

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -A woman accused of manslaughter in the death of a toddler will go on trial in April.

The Benton County prosecutor charged Kelli Jacobsen more than a year ago in the death of one-year-old Ryder Morrison. Her trial had been scheduled for last fall, but the judge delayed the trial after a defense expert on Shaken Baby Syndrome said he wouldn't be available to testify until early this year.

Jacobsen worked as a nanny. She says she called 9-1-1 after the boy fell and hit his head.

The coroner says he ruled the death a homicide after finding injuries inconsistent with a fall.

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