Father arrested in Choctaw County child abuse case

Published: 04/17/2020, 3:11 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(CHOCTAW COUNTY, Okla.) The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), with assistance from the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office, Hugo Police Department and Sawyer Police Department, arrested 25-year-old Sean Gasway in connection with the death of his three-month-old son. The investigation began on April 10, 2020, when the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call about an unresponsive three-month-old child. The baby was transported to Choctaw County Memorial Hospital, and then transferred to Saint Francis Children’s Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. It was determined that the victim had sustained a life-threatening brain injury. The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office contacted the OSBI and requested Investigative assistance with the case. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the baby’s injury was the result of Shaken Baby Syndrome and that the baby was in the care of his biological father, Gasway, at the time the injury occurred. On April 15, 2020, the baby died at Saint Francis Children’s Hospital as a result of his injuries. Friday, the Choctaw County District Attorney’s Office charged Gasway with Murder in the First Degree related to the death of his baby. Gasway has been in custody since April 10 when he was arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant and booked into the Choctaw County Jail. He remains in custody.


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