Details on charges Kody Hanson faced

BELOW IS THE STORY FROM DECEMBER 2015, DETAILING CHARGES AGAINST FORMER HODGEMAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY, KODY HANSON:

Kody Hanson is facing murder and child abuse charges in the death of his two-month-old son.

Dr. Elizabeth Heflin from Via Christi was one of the doctors who examined baby Roston Hanson.

She told the court she found various injuries on the child including several fractures. She indicated some injuries were older and the child could not regulate his temperature which was indicative of neurological damage. She also said child's left eye had a hemorrhage.

"The most common cause of retinal hemorrhages that are this severe is child abuse and having a violent shaking event," said Helflin.

Megan Eddy, the child's mother, testified she was working a 12-hour shift as a nurse when the incident happened. She told the court she last saw her child around noon when she went home to take Hanson lunch. She said child seemed fine and there were no bad feelings between she and Kody.

Hodgeman County Sheriff Jared Walker said he was one of the first people to respond to Kody's call. He said the child was cold to the touch and had blue lips when he arrived. He performed CPR. Emergency medical technicians arrived soon after to continue the technique. He said he later received a call from the KBI ordering that he close off the home for the investigation.

Dr. Richard Snodgrass treated Roston in Jetmore before he was sent to Wichita. He intubated the child.

Richard Anderson, Hanson's attorney, said medical records showed the procedure was done incorrectly and the child suffered a collapsed lung.

The child suffered three seizures also before he arrived to Wichita. Anderson argued the child could have been injured from the violent seizures. Heflin disagreed and said that the child had been abused.

The Hodgeman County Sheriff's Office fired Hanson after charges were filed.