The defense team says Partin did not abuse nor injure the child, pointing to injuries Hannah suffered while at play on March 6 and 7 and noting that Partin told the child’s father about the incidents.
Today, the jury heard a 13-minute, emotional 911 call placed just after 7 a.m. on March 8, 2018, by Partin, who was crying and urging emergency workers to hurry.
“She (Hannah) collapsed,” Partin says in the 911 call.
Partin says the child is gasping for air.
“Hannah wake up,” she says.
Partin cried at the defense table as the 911 call was played.
“She fell really bad yesterday … I thought she was fine,” Partin says to the dispatcher.
Jason Wesche, Hannah’s father, is later heard in the call.
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“Breathe, breathe.” Jason Wesche says. “I don’t know what could be wrong with her.”
Partin said, “she walked into the house and passed out.”
Butler County Sheriff’s detective Janee Lambert, who talked to both Jason Wesche and Partin after Hannah was taken to the hospital, said Partin let detectives photograph her Shanks Road house, pointing out where the girl had fallen on March 8 and the night before, which caused bruising.
Partin said Hannah arrived that morning, then collapsed, hitting a basket on the way down, Lambert testified.
The detective also said Hannah had fallen off a toy train the afternoon before and fell on the concrete. And on March 6, Hannah fell on the gravel road while taking a walk.
“She (Partin) said she (Hannah) can be rather mischievous,” Lambert testified.
Partin said Hannah had taken a bottle of ketchup from the kitchen and squirted it into the toilet.
The toy train was placed in the middle of the courtroom for the jury to observe. It is 8 inches tall, according to the detective’s measurement.
The afternoon was filled with a video of Partin’s interrogation on March 8, 2018, after Hannah was taken to the hospital.
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