Kinsley Kinner ‘violently shaken,' doctor testifies in murder trial

Posted at 3:15 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 17:27:14-04

HAMILTON, Ohio -- Kinsley Kinner was "violently shaken" before her death in December of last year, a doctor testified Tuesday at her accused killer's trial.

A radiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center testified that the bleeding in 2-year-old Kinsley’s brain was not consistent with a child falling off a table, which is what prosecutors say Bradley Young told the child’s mother.

Dr. Marguerite Care, a witness called by the prosecution in the second day of Young’s murder trial, testified that the toddler’s brain showed bleeding where the head hooks into the spine.

“Not the location we are going to see from a simple fall,” Care said.

After spending about 10 minutes Tuesday morning inside the Radabaugh Road house where Young lived with Kinsley's mother, Rebekah Kinner, the jury returned to the courtroom for opening statements.

Young is charged with murder, felony child endangering and involuntary manslaughter.

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser told the jury in his opening statements that there is no indication that Kinsley had been anything but loved during her life, but that changed after Kinner began dating Young in 2015.

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Defense attorneys continued to paint Kinner as an unfit mother during their opening statements, saying she only fed Kinsley fruit snacks (similar to gummy candies) and cereal and depended on Young to give her money for food.

According to defense attorney Frank Schiavone III, Kinner has changed her testimony about what happened to Kinsley multiple times.

He also told jurors that Kinner was smoking a cigarette on the front porch while EMTs were trying to revive Kinsley.

The Journal-News contributed to this report.

WCPO will update this story as more information is available.