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Jury is Out in Second Manslaughter Trial for Kelli Jacobsen in the Death of Ryder Morrison

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KENNEWICK, WA - It's been a long four years for two families involved in a child manslaughter case. On Tuesday, Benton County Prosecutor Andy Miller and Shane Silverthorn shared their closing arguments.

Silverthorn is representing Kelli Jacobsen, a former nanny accused of somehow injuring a one-year-old boy in her care. Ryder Morrison died the day after his birthday in June 2011.

This is the second time both Ryder's family and Jacobsen's have had to sit through a trial. The first time, two years ago, the jury couldn't reach a unanimous decision. Now, that long road is finally nearing its end.

"Kelli's telling the ER, I was in the kitchen, I was preparing something, I heard a thud and came out and Ryder was on the ground and he was  unresponsive," said Silverthorne.

"There's no allegation that the defendant wanted Ryder to die. There's no allegation either that the defendant even wanted to hurt Ryder," said Miller.

The jury is out and they will now have to decide whether Jacobsen is guilty of somehow causing a severe head injury that led to the little boy's death.

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