A Melbourne mother says her 10-month old baby was barely conscious and struggling to breathe when collected from the babysitter accused of fatally injuring her.
Ten-month-old Chloe Murphy died of serious head injuries in December 2010, two days after she was left at the Kensington home of babysitter Ketapat Jenkins.
Jenkins, 30, is accused of deliberately assaulting Chloe but has pleaded not guilty to the infant's manslaughter.
Chloe's mother, Phurithee Murphy, told Jenkins' Victorian Supreme Court trial that her daughter was like a newborn baby lacking the strength to control neck movements when she picked her up from Jenkins' home.
She said Chloe's breathing was laboured and her head kept drooping forward while she sat in her car seat as Ms Murphy and her husband Anthony raced her to hospital.
When asked by Prosecutor Bruce Walmsley SC if Chloe had been showing any sign of injury when dropped at Jenkins' home, Ms Murphy said through a translator: "Not at all."
The Murphys left Chloe with Jenkins on the evening of December 3, 2010, while they went to dinner and a movie.
They rushed her straight to hospital after collecting her.
An autopsy found Chloe died from a fractured skull and bleeding on her brain and also had three fractures in her left arm.
Under cross examination from defence barrister Peter Morrissey SC, Ms Murphy denied squeezing Chloe's left arm and trying to shake her awake on the panicked drive to hospital.
She also said at no stage did Chloe crawl out of her sight on the day she was injured.
The trial continues.