- Associated Press - Friday, September 4, 2015

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A former Richland nanny has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison in connection with the death of a toddler in her care.

The Tri-City Herald reports (https://www.tri-cityherald.com ) 31-year-old Kelli Jacobsen was sentenced Thursday in front of a packed courtroom. A jury found her guilty of second-degree manslaughter in July.

Ryder Morrison died in the hospital in 2011, a day after his first birthday. Doctors say he had suffered abusive head trauma. Jacobsen had been Ryder’s live-in nanny.

Jacobsen’s first trial in 2013 ended in a mistrial after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision.


Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com

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