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Magnolia Man Accused In Death Of 6-Month-Old Daughter

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27-year-old Randy Mosley, of Magnolia 27-year-old Randy Mosley, of Magnolia

MAGNOLIA, Del. - A Magnolia man, has been arrested in connection with the death of his infant daughter. Delaware State Police say in October 2013, the Kent County Emergency Operation Center received a call about an unresponsive 6-month-old baby girl, on Marshview Drive in the St. Jones Common Mobile Home Park, in Magnolia. EMS and Paramedics arrived on scene, and took the infant, Aryanna Mosley, to Kent General Hospital in Dover, where she was pronounced dead.

DSP Detectives immediately began an investigation into the infant's death. Detectives reportedly interviewed Aryanna's father, 27-year-old Randy Mosley, and found that around 4:00 AM, October 11th, 2013, he placed Aryanna in her bassinet, and she woke up crying around 7:30 AM. Mosley then apparently moved his daughter and the bassinet from his bedroom, to another bedroom at the other end of the trailer, where he changed her, and placed her back in the bassinet with a bottle of formula.

Police say Mosley then took a blanket, and wrapped it in a circle around the baby's head, in order to prop the bottle in her mouth, but it also exposed her face through the circle opening. According to the report, he then took a second blanket and put it underneath Aryanna, folded the sides around her, tucking her arms inside of the blanket so that she couldn't knock the bottle out of her mouth. Mosley then apparently returned to his bedroom, and fell back asleep.

Police say around 12:50 PM Mosley went back into the bedroom to check on the baby, and thought she was still sleeping, noticing that the bottle was out of her mouth, and the blanket was covering her face. He then apparently left the room, and returned around 1:20 PM to find her in the same position, and reportedly attempted to wake her up by moving her foot, but she was unresponsive. Police say Mosley called Aryanna's mother, who was at work, who then called 911.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reportedly preformed an autopsy, and officials say both the cause and manner of death are currently still pending.

On Monday afternoon, Mosley turned himself in at Troop 3. An arrest warrant had been issued, after consulting with the Attorney General's Office, for a felony charge of endangering the welfare of a child intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly acts in a manner likely to cause injury thus causing death. Mosley was arraigned and released on $5,000 bond.

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