Manhattan man arrested for first-degree murder, child abuse

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – A Manhattan man was arrested late Monday afternoon on a warrant for first degree murder and child abuse.

Twenty-two-year old Alexander McConnell was taken into custody at 3:50 p.m. Monday and taken to the Riley County Jail where he is being held on a $200,000 bond.

Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson told Kansas First News Tuesday morning McConnell was charged with Felony Murder and Child Abuse.  McConnell is expected to make his first court appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday afternoon.

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