Babysitter charged in toddler’s death requests continuance of trial

UPDATE @ 9:30 a.m.: The case of a Hanover Twp. woman charged with murder in the death of a toddler did not happen today as scheduled in Butler County Common Pleas Court.

Lindsay Partin, 36, is charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in addition to murder for the death of a 3-year-old girl in her care.

Partin was in the front row of Judge Greg Stephens’ courtroom early this morning and about 15 of the toddler’s family and friends wearing “HannahStrong” T-shirts were waiting outside.

But after the defense filed a motion for a continuance of the trial set to begin Dec. 10, all parties left. A hearing about the motion will held later this week.


A Hanover Twp woman will be in court this morning for a final scheduled hearing before trial next month.

Lindsay Partin, 36, is charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering for the death of 3-year-old Hannah Wesche in March.

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Partin's trial was originally set to begin Oct. 2, but the prosecution asked for a continuance due to a witness not being available to testify during the week of the trial. Her two-week trial is now scheduled to begin Dec. 10.

Partin, who was the child’s babysitter, allegedly fatally assaulted Wesche after the girl exhibited toddler behavior, according to court documents filed by the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office.

The toddler suffered significant and severe bruising to her face, chest and neck on March 6 because Partin said Hannah “dumped ketchup in the toilet,” according to court documents filed by Butler County prosecutors.

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Two days later, after Hannah’s father, Jason Wesche, dropped off his daughter, Partin recklessly abused the toddler resulting in traumatic brain injury, cervical spinal cord hemorrhage and optic nerve sheath hemorrhages, according to court documents.

Partin, who has pleaded not guilty to all charges, is free on $75,000 bond.

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