A New Jersey man was convicted this week of strapping his child into a car seat and throwing her into the creek to get revenge on his ex-girlfriend.
In 2011, Arthur Morgan III, who was angry with his girlfriend at the time for breaking off their engagement, said he was taking his daughter to a movie. Instead, he took the little girl, Tierra Morgan-Glover on a drive to a local bridge. There, strapping her into her pink car seat weighted down with a tire jack to make sure it would sink, he flung the toddler over the rail and into the water below.
According to his own testimony, he did not even bother to wait around to watch what he had done.
“I still heard some noises,” the sicko dad reported as he left the scene. “I heard her. She sounded like she was crying.”
Experts said that the little girl may have been conscious and struggling for three minutes once submerged and may have been alive a few minutes after that. Her body was eventually found, one tiny shoe showing above the water, 20 miles from her home in a creek bed.
Morgan said he had acted because his girlfriend and the child’s mother wasn’t treating the little girl properly and that he kissed the girl and told her he loved her before flinging her to her death.
The courts, however, did not buy his story and instead believed Morgan was acting solely to seek revenge on Tierra’s mom.
Then, in a stunning display of callousness during reading of the verdict today, Morgan seemed to prove the jury right. Unable to resist one last dig at the little girls mother and family, Morgan winked and smiled broadly in the courtroom after he found he had been convicted of murder.
“Oh God,” one woman wailed, coming face to face with the lack of remorse in the sicko dad’s face.
The prosecutor in the case said he was glad to know Morgan will likely never get out of jail for his heinous and said of the thrown-away little girl, “I hope she is in a better place.”
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