The retrial for a Richland nanny accused of causing a 1-year-old boy’s fatal injuries has been set for Aug. 5.
However, Kelli A. Jacobsen’s lawyer told the court Thursday that late October or early November is more realistic.
Scott Johnson has represented Jacobsen since she was charged months after Ryder Morrison’s death, including in her recent trial that ended in a mistrial.
Johnson’s law partner, Sal Mendoza Jr., was sworn in earlier this month as a Benton-Franklin Superior Court judge.
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As a result, Johnson’s workload at his Kennewick law firm is backed up, he said.
Jacobsen, 28, is charged in Benton County Superior Court with first-degree manslaughter with aggravating circumstances.