Trial set for accused baby killer

Trial set for accused baby killer
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - KEPR is continuing to follow the case of a nanny accused of killing a child in her care.

The trial date for Kelli Jacobsen is now locked in for next week.

Final witness lists were turned into the judge today. You can expect a full 3 days to pick the jury.

This pool could be one of the largest Benton County has ever seen. Summons will go to 150 potential jurors.

County clerk Josie Delvin said, "The last large trial we had we summoned the jurors in for a different time than any other jurors and had them report to a specific courtroom where we checked them in."

The court also plans on increasing security throughout the trial, keeping the jurors away from the public.

Jacobsen is charged with manslaughter in the death of one-year old Ryder Morrison.