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Testimony Continues in Jacobsen Trial

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KENNEWICK, Wash., -- Testimony continued Monday morning in the trial of a Richland nanny accused of aggravated manslaughter.

Kelli Jacobsen is accused of causing injury to 1-year-old Ryder Morrison while she was babysitting.  Ryder died of a subdural hematoma just one day after his birthday.

Dr. Daniel Selove, the forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy on Ryder, spoke to the jury about his findings.

The prosecuting attorneys focused on the timing of Ryder's injuries.  "Bruises actually may be present almost immediately or they may not be visible for minutes of hours later," says Dr. Selove.

According to Selove, Ryder had five areas of both internal and superficial bruising, as well as one area of abrasion.  He says bruises found on Ryder were no more than 15 hours old at the time of his death.

Ryder died about 13 hours after paramedics arrived to take him to Kadlec Regional Medical Center.

The trial is expected to last at least two more weeks.

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