KMAN obtained new details in last week’s death of a Manhattan infant, Wednesday afternoon.
According to an affidavit of 25-year-old Andrew Gibson’s arrest warrant, three-month-old Serenity Reich was not breathing when police arrived at Gibson’s Stone Drive residence, in Manhattan on May 5.
She was transported to Via Christi Medical Center where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.
An autopsy completed on May 7 revealed that small marks on the scalp – possibly caused by fingers, contusions to the eyelids, abrasions to both cheeks, the left side of the forehead, and a contusion to her nose were among injuries the infant suffered.
A medical examiner in Kansas City believes Reich could have died from asphyxiation, as a result of her head being forcibly pressed down upon.
As previously reported by KMAN, Gibson made his first appearance in Riley County Court Monday.
The man was charged with first degree murder and child abuse.
A second court appearance has been set for May 24.