Prosecutors: Man Weighed Down Child Seat With Daughter In It Before Creek Toss

FREEHOLD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Prosecutors outlined chilling new details in the death of 2-year-old Tierra Morgan-Glover during a court appearance by her alleged murderer – her dad.

Arthur Morgan III was arrested Tuesday by U.S. Marshals in California, where he was apparently staying with friends.

Prosecutors say Morgan attached a tire iron to Tierra’s car seat to weigh it down before throwing it in a creek.

Tierra was strapped in her car seat when her body was found face down and partially submerged in a stream near Shark River Park in Wall Township.

The FBI believes the girl and car seat were thrown from an overpass.

“Anyone that could do what he did to his own flesh and blood, a 2-year-old baby, is clearly a danger to others,” said First Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Richard Incremona.

The judge set bail at $10 million.

Prosecutors say Morgan killed Tierra during a court-approved visit on Nov. 22.

Tierra was laid to rest last week in an emotional service.

Tierra’s mother Imani Benton told CBS 2 last week she had been abused by Morgan for years.

“I’m relieved that they caught him. I can sleep,” Benton said. “I don’t have to keep looking over my shoulder and thinking that he’s still out there.”

“I would jump myself off that bridge to bring her back,” she said.


One Comment

  1. Lynn D says:

    the mother wasn’t saying she can now sleep because her daughter is dead she saying because the man abuse her and she thought he would come kill her too. I am sure she didn’t mean it the way ppl is taking it any mother who lost a child going to grieve for a long time. I am sure you didn’t read how the mother said she would jump in the creek to bring her daughter back. Leave that grieving mother alone!

  2. Peter says:

    just throw him in the deep end I am sure he can’t swim!!!!

  3. Matthew Behrman says:

    I seen mob members put his in concreite shows

  4. Dudley Jerral says:

    I sure hope this loser gets every beating he has coming to him while he is locked up.

  5. Liberals Are Evil says:

    This monster should be tortured and killed the way he killled that poor little girl. As for the so-called mother, she is another monster for only thinking of herself…”I can now sleep”. What type of crap is that? It is as though both these miserable assholes wanted to get rid of this little girl. They should both rot in hell!

  6. Willow says:

    wait what??? the mother can now sleep???? really? what mother can sleep after their child God forbid gets killed??? wtf??

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