Delaware State Police have arrested a Magnolia man in connection with his daughter's October 2013 death.
Delaware State Police detectives have arrested a 27 year old Magnolia man after an investigation into his six-month old daughter's death indicated he acted in a reckless manner.
The suspect, identified as Randy D. Mosley, surrendered at Troop 3, Camden, on May 5, said division spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
The investigation revealed that Mosley’s daughter, Aryanna, died Oct. 11, 2013, after she was found unresponsive in her bed at her home in the unit block of Marshview Drive, St. Jones Common MHP, Magnolia.
Detectives interviewing Mosley determined Aryanna was put to bed at 4 a.m. on Oct. 11, but awoke crying at 7:30 a.m. Mosely moved the baby and her bassinet to another room, changed her and put her back in the bassinet with a bottle of formula. He arranged blankets around her head to prop up the bottle and used another blanket to tuck her arms in so she would not knock the bottle out of her mouth.
Mosley then returned to his bedroom and fell back to sleep, Fournier said.
At approximately 12:50 p.m., Mosley went into the room to check on his daughter and thought she was still sleeping, noticing the bottle was out of her mouth and the blanket was covering her face. He left the room only to return to her room around 1:20 p.m. to discover she was in the same position. He tried to wake her by moving her foot, but the baby was unresponsive. Mosley called the child’s mother, who was at work, and she called 911.
Emergency responders took the child to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
An autopsy was conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and a determination as to the cause and manner of death is pending.
A warrant for Mosley’s arrest was issued after police reviewed the case with the state attorney general’s office.
Mosley was charged with endangering the welfare of a child by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly acting in a manner likely to cause injury thus causing death.
He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2, and released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.