On June 3, 2020, Kaliq Michael Mansor pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree, assault in the first degree, and criminal mistreatment in the first degree. Judge Oscar Garcia then sentenced the defendant to 27 ½ years in prison. District Attorney Kevin Barton and Senior Deputy District Attorney John Gerhard prosecuted the case against Mansor.
In 2012, the defendant was convicted on multiple charges and sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 27 years for his role in the death of his infant son. In 2018, the Oregon Supreme Court overturned that conviction citing concerns with a search warrant executed on the defendant’s computer. That decision led to this second trial which was scheduled to begin this fall until the defendant opted to plead guilty to the above charges.
On June 12, 2011, Mansor called 9-1-1 to report his infant child was not breathing. The boy was rushed to the hospital but was declared brain dead the following day. Subsequent medical evaluation on that child and another child under the defendant’s care uncovered a history of abuse.
Mansor told investigators that he was home alone with the children when one of them began to choke while the defendant was feeding him. Mansor said he then shook the child and smacked his back in an effort to clear his breathing way. He reported the child’s breathing became very labored but waited an additional 15 minutes before calling for help.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for the defendant’s computer. Internet search history unveiled queries including, “how do I stop abusing my baby” and “how do I keep from losing my temper.” After this initial search warrant was ultimately deemed insufficient, investigators sought and obtained a second search warrant for the device in preparation for a new trial.
The family released the following statement:
Mr. Mansor had nine long years to take responsibility for Bryan’s horrific, senseless murder. Instead of choosing to do the right thing, he has taken every possible opportunity to avoid owning up to what he has done. His blatant refusal to be held accountable for his crimes illustrates his innate cruelty, and his callous indifference towards my sons.
Over the last nine years, Mr. Mansor has deliberately gone out of his way to inflict as much pain and suffering on my family as possible. This has included relentless attacks on my reputation, as well as his family’s continued efforts to intimidate and bully me in a pathetic attempt to deflect from the sickening truth.
While I’m grateful that this gut-wrenching phase of the legal process is over, I don’t believe for one second that Mr. Mansor’s motives are anything but selfish. In private, I suspect he will still maintain his innocence to his family, saying that he had no choice but to fall on his imaginary sword in an effort to “protect” me and my son. The truth is that Mr. Mansor wanted to end HIS suffering, not my family’s. He did not have a change of heart, nor has he shown any remorse - he simply wants this to be done.
The aftermath of Bryan’s murder will never be over for my family. Justice has been delayed for an excruciating nine years. But tonight, when I look up to the heavens, I am comforted to know that my precious Bryan can at long last rest in peace.