FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Opening statements are underway at the murder trial of a New Jersey man charged with tossing his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while she was still strapped in her car seat.
Arthur Morgan III of Eatontown is accused of weighing down the seat with a tire-changing jack so it would sink. He's charged with killing his daughter, Tierra Morgan-Glover, in November 2011.
Her body was found in a creek inside a Jersey Shore park after he failed to return the girl to her mother following a trip to see a movie.
An autopsy determined that the child was alive when she hit the water.
Morgan fled to California following the child's death. He was found by a fugitive recovery task force.