KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Murder Suspect Makes 1st Court Appearance

Bookmark and Share

The man accused of killing an 18-month-old toddler in Sioux Falls made his first court appearance Friday. 24-year-old Manegabe Ally was arrested Thursday in connection with the child's death.

Ally is being charged with one count of 1st degree murder, one count of 2nd degree murder and three counts of 1st degree manslaughter. When his name was called in court, there was no interpreter available so the judge had to use one through a system called language line.

It's the first glimpse of Manegabe Ally that we've gotten since he was arrested, the same man who's accused of murdering his girlfriend's 18-month-old son.

Police say just before 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve day, they recieved a call from Sycamore Village Apartments about a toddler that was unresponsive.

At the time, Ally was watching the boy and according to court documents, he heard the boy cry and when he went to check on him, he was lying on the ground with blood coming from the corner of his mouth. That's when it said, Alley called 911.

First responders resuscitated the child, but he died the next day, on Christmas day, at the hospital. The autopsy confirmed that the toddler died from blunt force injury to the head causing a large fracture to his skull. The medical examiner says it was unlikely that the injury resulted from falling off a bed onto a carpeted floor, which has ultimately led to Alley's arrest.

When asked in court if Alley understood the charges against him, he said 'no'. When the judge asked again, through an interpreter, he said 'even though he didn't agree with them, he understood'.

Alley's bond remains set at $1 million. His court appointed attorney waived any argument pertaining to the bond amount.

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >

Massage Therapist Reacts To Prostitution Arrest  story with video

It was a little over a week ago that an employee at Happy Dragon Massage was ...

Sioux Falls Breaks Building Permit Record  story with video

The City of Sioux Falls is breaking another record.   Thursday, ...

Body Shops Around Sioux Falls Are Backed Up

Body shops around the Sioux Empire continue to be backed up with vehicle ...

Teen Allegedly Holds Girlfriend Against Her Will  Dec. 18

Permit Approved For SD Anti-Police Brutality March  Dec. 18

Grain Elevator Collapses In Egan  Dec. 18

SFPD Looking For Casino Robbery Suspects  Dec. 18

SDN To Buy Sioux Valley Wireless  Dec. 18

SD Supreme Court Says Gambling Promos Not Taxable  Dec. 18

Wild Card 2 Ticket Sold In Huron Worth $6,000  Dec. 18

New Manager Named For SD State Fair  Dec. 18

ROTC Sergeant At BHSU Acquitted Of Rape Charge  Dec. 18

Final Reminders Of Iowa Casino Remain Temporarily  Dec. 18

Survey On Deer Licensing System 'Pretty Neutral'  Dec. 18

Mankato Man Recovering After Severe Brain Injury  Dec. 18

SD Supreme Court Says RV Seizure In Meth Case OK  Dec. 18

Federal Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Drug Conspiracy  Dec. 18

SD man Gets 14 Months In Shotgun Threatening Case  Dec. 18

Jury Awards $1M To Families For Flood Damage  Dec. 18

Police Search For 3 Men After SD Home Invasion  Dec. 18

How To Get Hired Over The Holidays   story with video  Dec. 18

The Daily Scoop: 12-18-14  story with video  Dec. 18

KDLT News Archive

Update: Missing Man Found Deceased

A man reported missing in Charles Mix County was found deceased ...

Light Show Donates To Young Boy With Cancer  story with video

An annual light show in Madison is drawing crowds and ...

SF Building Damaged After Overnight Fire

Firefighters spent part of the early morning hours ...

SFPD Looking For Casino Robbery Suspects  Dec. 18

Police: Spencer Woman Found Dead In Apartment  Dec. 17

2nd Gold Coin Given By Anonymous Donor  Dec. 17

Snow Plows Tackle Drifts In Sioux Falls  story with video  Dec. 17

The Daily Scoop: 12-17-14  story with video  Dec. 17

KDLT News Archive

Weber enjoying first job as a head coach

Although Phil Weber brought a very impressive resume to Sioux Falls, this ...

Johnston knows tough schedule will help  story with video

The SDSU Women's BB team has a rugged pre-conference schedule. But ...

St. Pierre gets 3rd All-American award  story with video

SIOUX FALLS -- The honors keep rolling in for Solomon St. ...

Nagy excited to have Marshall  story with video  Dec. 18

Zenner gets another All-American award  story with video  Dec. 18

Buchta, Herd beat Des Moines  story with video  Dec. 17

Lancers hot from outside in win at Dakota State  story with video  Dec. 17

Eades loves new home at Denny  story with video  Dec. 17

KDLT Sports Stories
Back To Top