A New Jersey man who tossed his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while she was strapped into her car seat apologized Wednesday, but not for murdering the child.
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.
Superior Court Judge Anthony Mellaci Jr. denied a defense motion Tuesday to dismiss murder and other charges against Arthur Morgan III, who is accused of killing Tierra Morgan-Glover in Nov. 2011.
Prosecutors said Arthur Morgan III killed his daughter during a court-approved visit by attaching a tire iron to her car seat to weigh it down before throwing it into a creek in Wall Township from an overpass.
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.