Arthur Morgan III
Arthur Morgan III of Eatontown has been in jail on $10 million bail since his arrest in San Diego in November.
Child welfare officials in New Jersey failed to connect concerns of child abuse and domestic violence in the case of a 2-year-old whose father is accused of tossing her to her death still strapped in her car seat.
Tierra Morgan-Glover 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.
Arthur Morgan III was arrested Tuesday by U.S. Marshals in California after receiving a tip he was staying with friends in the San Diego area. He waived his right to extradition on Thursday.
The man accused of murdering his 2-year-old daughter has waived extradition from California and could be back in New Jersey in the next three weeks.
U.S. Marshals arrested 27-year-old Arthur Morgan III Tuesday in California after receiving a tip he was staying with friends in the San Diego area.
Morgan had been on the run ever since little Tierra Morgan-Glover was found face-down, strapped in her car seat and partially submerged in a stream last week near Shark River Park in Wall Township.
Three people carried Tierra Morgan-Glover’s tiny coffin from the Cathedral International of Asbury Park, while a minister followed with a large stuffed teddy bear.
The cause of death was determined to be homicidal violence, including submersion in water.
Police said Arthur Morgan, III, picked up 2-year-old Tierra Morgan from her mother Monday around 7 p.m. for his court approved visit, but never returned.
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