NJ Dad Pleads Not Guilty To Throwing Child Off Bridge

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey father accused of tossing his 3-month-old daughter to her death off a bridge has pleaded not guilty.

Shamsid-Din Abdur-Raheem entered his plea Tuesday in a New Brunswick courtroom. He is charged with murder and five other counts related to the infant’s abduction and death.

Prosecutors say Abdur-Raheem parked along the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway and threw or dropped the infant off the Driscoll Bridge into the icy Raritan River in February.

Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem’s body was found along the banks of the river in April.

The 22-year-old Galloway Township resident also faces attempted murder charges for allegedly assaulting the baby’s maternal grandmother.

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  1. mark says:

    gives new meening to bouncing baby….na just kiddin…its a bad thing

  2. stonyptmom says:

    there is a special place in hell for baby killers….especially when it is your own blood.

  3. Dave says:

    Wait, the guy sounds like he might be a muslim and certain things are ok in their countries. We better tread carefully here. Would not want to offend their customs ya know.

  4. TR says:

    @Devenio – I don’t think you can fix others’ preconceptions by having your own. We call that being hypocritical.

  5. April says:

    When I look into that precious little face all can think is this guy needs to die now. We aren’t supposed to judge but someone who could do this doesn’t need to exist anymore. I can’t help but feel that way. I don’t care to know why this man is so damaged. I just want to throw him off of a bridge and hope he feels what that poor baby had to feel as she died. I am wrong for these thoughts but I can’t help it.

  6. JME says:

    TIE A CEMENT BLOCK AROUND HIS NECK BIND HIS HANDS BEHIND HIS BACK AND THROW INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN, BUT MAKE SURE HE’S ALIVE WHEN YOU DO IT – IMAGINE THAT POOR INFANT – DESERVES NO MERCY – & THE TAXPAYERS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR HIS LIFETIME IN JAIL – ONCE HE’S IN THERE HOPE JUSTICE IS SERVED – AND BRUTALLY

  7. Old Man says:

    That man is a dirt-bag! He needs to experience the SAME TREATMENT if foiund GUILTY! If found NOT GUILTY then throw him AND HIS LAWYER over the bridge! I don’t know how a three month old child could be more innocent! We don’t need to be “politically correct” here!

    1. Eric says:

      His lawyer too? You’re just stupid. His lawyer is just doing his job. A job that helps secure your constitutional freedoms.

  8. Tim says:

    Ya never know, he might not’ve done it.

  9. Anthony says:

    Agreed.

  10. Devenio says:

    …and before one of you FoxNews dweebs calls this “an Islamic” thing, this was the act of a child in a mans body who was not fit to walk the earth.

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