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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