Washington Co. District Attorney's Office

HILLSBORO, Ore.- 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 Mr. 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, Mr. 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.

Mr. Mansor told investigators that he was home alone with the children when one of them began to choke while the defendant was feeding him. Mr. 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 Washington County District Attorney’s Office acknowledges the Washington County Sheriff’s Office including Detective Robert Rookhuyzen, CARES Northwest and medical personnel for their work on this case.

In addition to his prison sentence, the defendant will also undergo more than twelve years of post-prison supervision upon his release. The defendant will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

If you know of a child suffering abuse, report it immediately by calling 9-1-1. You can also report your concerns to the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline by calling 1-855-503-SAFE.

A statement from the victim’s mother is also included as a separate attachment.