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Dad to get life in prison for killing daughter

Local News | May 28, 2014

Dad to get life in prison for killing daughter

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who tossed his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while she was still strapped into her car seat is expected to be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Arthur Morgan III is scheduled to appear in court in Monmouth County Wednesday.

Morgan was convicted of killing Tierra Morgan-Glover, whose body was pulled from a creek in a park near the Jersey shore in November 2011.

Prosecutors say Morgan killed his daughter to get back at her mother for breaking off their engagement.

They say he weighed down the toddler’s pink car seat with a tire jack.

Defense lawyers had asked the jury to convict Morgan of reckless manslaughter, which could have seen him freed in as little as five years.