A Columbus babysitter is standing trial for the murder of a five-month-old daughter of an Ohio State assistant lacrosse coach.
Jennifer Campbell is charged in the crime.
Doctors testifying on Monday for the defense said the infant, Colleen Dobbins, died from a medical condition not abuse.
A child abuse pediatrician and neurologist both testified that Dobbins did not die from a traumatic brain injury, but instead suffered from a bleeding disorder.
Their medical opinions fly in the face of what police and the coroner said happened to the five-month-old while she was in the care of Campbell in March of last year.
Dr. Joseph Scheller testified the child had no skull fractures, no bruising on the brain, and no neck injury commonly associated with a shaken baby syndrome.
"All I see is the evidence of the bleeding. I don't see evidence of anything else so I believe this was a bleeding problem, she bled on the surface of the brain and that's what killed her," said Scheller.
Another expert testified that while reviewing the case history, she discovered that the detective who handled the case failed to pass along to doctors that the child had episodes of fist clinching and her eyes were glazed.
She said that was important information that would have helped the medical team evaluate the child.
The prosecution rested its case last week arguing the forces applied to Dobbin’s brain were tremendous.
Campbell is charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, felony assault, and child endangering.
The child was the daughter of Ohio State's assistant men's lacrosse coach.
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