Assistant Butler County Prosecutor Kelly Heile argued the evidence provided was not new, but supplemental to reports provided in July.
The defense‘s motion also referenced a confession expert they hired who needed more time to complete his work.
In his ruling granting the continuance Stephens wrote, “… the court finds that there is but one decision that avoids prejudice to both parties.”
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.
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.