Arthur Morgan III
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said jury selection began Tuesday in the case against Arthur Morgan III, who is charged with murder, child endangerment and interference with custody.
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.