Jurors on Thursday found Arthur Morgan III guilty of killing Tierra Morgan-Glover, whose body was pulled from a creek in a park near the Jersey shore in November 2011.
Prosecutors in Monmouth County say Arthur Morgan III, 29, of Eatontown killed Tierra Morgan-Glover in a jealous rage in 2011 after the child’s mother broke off their engagement.
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.
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.
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.