Mankato man charged with murder, manslaughter in death of infant

MANKATO, Minn. — A Mankato man was ordered held this week on $1 million conditional bail on charges that he caused the death of his 2-month-old daughter.

Kristopher Dale Arlando Henderson, 39, is charged in Blue Earth County District Court with second-degree murder-without intent, first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault and three counts of a malicious punishment of a child.

Judge Gregory J. Anderson set conditional bail Tuesday, Nov. 23, at $1 million and unconditional bail at $1.5 million.

A criminal complaint was first filed in the case on Oct. 25 charging Henderson with a single count of first-degree assault, but an amended criminal complaint was filed on Nov. 19. The child died on the morning of Nov 3. A cause of death was not listed in the criminal complaint.

Mankato police were alerted to a possible child abuse case on Sept. 24, 2021. The day before, a 2-month-old girl was brought into a Mankato hospital by her parents. It was determined that the baby suffered multiple injuries including a brain hemorrhage, rib fractures, and fractures to her femurs, according to the criminal complaint.

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