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Defense Rests in Nanny Manslaughter Trial

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KENNEWICK, Wash., -- The defense called their final witness Monday morning in the trial of a Richland nanny charged with aggravated manslaughter.

Kelli Jacobsen is accused of causing the injuries that led to the death of 1-year-old Ryder Morrison in June 2011.

The jury heard from an investigator hired by the defense Monday morning, who interviewed a radiologist that examined Ryder's CT scan.

She testified that the doctor says he found "significant trauma" and "bleeding in the brain."

"He stated it takes time for this to occur, " says Allison Taylor.  "He was asked 'how much time would that be?' and he stated 'it could be as much as a day, not days and many hours to occur.'"

The defense has decided that Kelli Jacobsen will not testify in the trial.

The jury will hear closing statements on Tuesday morning and then begin deliberations.

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