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Dad Accused of Murder Rejects Deal, Will Go to Trial



    Arthur Morgan III

    A New Jersey man accused of tossing his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while she was still strapped in her car seat has rejected a plea deal and will instead stand trial early next year.

    Arthur Morgan III of Eatontown has been in jail on $10 million bail since his arrest two years ago after fleeing to California. He's charged with murder, child endangerment and interference with custody and faces a maximum sentence of life without parole, plus 15 years to be served consecutively.

    NJ Dad Arrested for Murder of Daughter

    [PHI] NJ Dad Arrested for Murder of Daughter
    Arthur Morgan III was arrested in San Diego on Tuesday for allegedly murdering his 2-year-old daughter Tierra Morgan-Glover. Police say Morgan strapped his daughter in her car seat and threw her into a creek in Wall Township NJ.
    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011)

    Monmouth County prosecutors reportedly offered Morgan a sentence of life without parole in return for his guilty plea.

    The 29-year-old is charged in the death of Tierra Morgan-Glover, whose body was found partially submerged in a park creek in November 2011.

    Police say the toddler was awake when her father threw her in a creek in Shark River Park in Wall Township, N.J. after he allegedly tied a carjack to his daughter's carseat to weigh her down.

    Morgan then went to a friend's house for a few drinks before hopping a train to San Diego were he was later arrested, according to police.

    School children found the baby's body face down in the creek.