Richland Nanny Convicted of Manslaughter Gets Review Hearing
Back in 2015, you may recall the Richland nanny who was convicted of 2nd Degree Manslaughter in connection with the death of a 1-year-old boy.
Kelli Ann Jacobsen was sent to prison for 4 1/2 years over the death of Ryder Morrison. But July 11th, she will get a review hearing in Benton County Court. She is arguing her attorney was ineffective, and that the prosecuting attorney committed misconduct in the case. This picture, courtesy of KNDU-TV, is of her sentencing hearing in 2015.
Jacobsen claimed Morrison suffered a fall while playing with a toy, but a forensic pathologist who testified for the prosecution said the boy might have been "violently shaken" and reportedly suffered a non-accidental injury. He said it would have been caused by someone doing "something" to him.
Morrison died one day after celebrating his first birthday. The hearing will determine if Jacobsen's argument has merit, she is appealing her conviction.