KENNEWICK, Wash.- It doesn't appear a woman accused of killing a toddler will go to trial until next year.
The attorney for Kelli Jacobsen, 26, says his expert on Shaken Baby Syndrome won't be available to testify until January. Scott Johnson also says the fact that the victim's mother is now pregnant would prejudice a jury.
The judge set the trial for late summer, but acknowledged the date is unrealistic.
The Benton County prosecutor charged Jacobsen with manslaughter last October. Jacobsen was the nanny of one-year-old Ryder Morrison. Jacobsen called 911 and said the toddler had fallen and hit his head, but the coroner says he found several bruises on the boy, as well as evidence of whiplash.