New trial date set for Butler County babysitter accused in toddler’s death

A new trial date has been set for a Hanover Twp. woman accused of fatally assaulting a toddler in her care.

Lindsay Partin, who is charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering, appeared today in Butler County Common Pleas Court, where Judge Greg Stephens set her trial for Dec. 10.

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.

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Partin allegedly fatally assaulted 3-year-old Hannah Wesche after the girl exhibited toddler behavior in March, 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 the court documents.

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

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