HILLSBORO, Ore. – A Tigard man convicted of murdering his 11-week-old son was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 27 years.
Kaliq Mansor called 911 in June 2011 to get help for his son Bryan, who had stopped breathing. He was later charged and convicted of abusing and killing the boy after prosecutors said the story he gave didn’t add up.
Mansor, 34, was sentenced two weeks after jurors found him guilty of murder, murder by abuse, assault and criminal mistreatment. Some of the charges stem from abuse of Bryan's twin brother, Ethan, who survived.
As part of the investigation, detectives seized Mansor's computer and checked his Internet search history.
Mansor's Google searches three days before Bryan went to hospital included terms such as "afraid of abusing my baby," ''how do I deal with screaming baby," ''Oregon child abuse laws" and "father hates infant."
Defense attorney Russell Barnett argued during the trial that Mansor's Internet history represented his curiosity, not proof of criminal conduct. He said he plans to appeal the conviction.
"Mr. Mansor has a lifetime to think about what he has done, a lifetime to think about the family he has destroyed, that he lost and that he does not deserve to be a part of," said Angie Foster, Mansor's ex-wife and mother of the two boys."
Foster told the judge she wanted Mansor to get the longest possible sentence. Judge Don Letourneau also expressed disdain for Mansor.
"He lied miserably, boldly and repeatedly on the stand," Letourneau said.
Foster recently spoke at great length with KATU about dealing with her tragedy. You can read more about her story here.
During his sentencing on Friday morning, Mansor said he would spend his time in prison mentoring and teaching other inmates. He said he has already been doing that while in the Washington County Jail awaiting his sentencing.
"I plan to continue this work as I move on because I believe a life with purpose is a life with meaning," Mansor said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report