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Deliberations to resume in baby’s creek death case

Local News | Apr 03, 2014

Deliberations to resume in baby’s creek death case

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Jury deliberations are set to resume in the murder trial of a man accused of tossing his 2-year-old daughter into a creek in her car seat, weighted down with a tire jack so she would sink.

Arthur Morgan III is charged with murder, child endangerment and interference with custody.

Prosecutors say he killed the child in a jealous rage to get back at the girl’s mother, Imani Benton, who had broken off their engagement.

Deliberations will resume Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, the jury watched a videotaped statement Morgan gave to police in San Diego, where he was arrested a few days after the November 2011 killing.

In it, Morgan says he told little Tierra Morgan-Glover he loved her, then kissed her before leaving her to die in the water.
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