A Delaware man turned himself into police yesterday to face charges that his reckless behavior led to his baby’s death.
Delaware State Police said that on Oct. 11, paramedics responded to the unit block of Marshview Drive in the St. Jones Common Mobile Home Park in Magnolia for the report of an unresponsive 6-month-old girl.
Medics rushed Aryanna Mosley to the hospital but she died shortly after arriving at Kent General Hospital in Dover.
Detectives went to investigate and focused in on the Aryanna’s father, Randy Mosley.
Police said that Mosley placed Aryanna in her bassinet early that morning. Around 7:30 a.m. when the girl woke up crying, police say that Mosley moved her to another room of the trailer where he changed her and placed her back in the bassinet with a bottle of formula.
Investigators said that Mosley wrapped a blanket around his daughter’s head “in order to prop the bottle in her mouth.”
Police said Mosley left an opening in the blanket to give the girl room to breathe. He also allegedly propped a blanket under Aryanna so that her arms wouldn’t knock the bottle out of place.
Investigators said that Mosley woke up around 12:50 p.m. and checked on Aryanna. He told investigators that it appeared Aryanna was still sleeping – the bottle out of her mouth and the blanket covering her mouth.
Mosley did some chores around the home and when he returned about 30 minutes later he noticed that Aryanna hadn’t moved.
Police said Mosley tried to wake her up by moving her foot but she didn’t respond.
Police said Mosley then called the girl’s mother -- who was at work at the time -- and that the mother called 911.
No official cause of death was determined despite an autopsy being performed on Aryanna shortly after the death.
As investigators awaited an official cause, the Attorney General's Office issued an arrest warrant for Mosley.
Mosley surrendered Monday to face a child endangerment felony count that his intentional or reckless acts caused death.
He was arraigned and released after posting $5,000 bond.