The man who tossed his 2-year-old daughter into a creek as she was still strapped into her car seat was convicted Thursday of her murder. Perhaps knowing that he will never see sunlight again, Arthur Morgan III smirked at the family as he was led out of court in handcuffs.
Jurors did not take long to find Morgan guilty of killing Tierra Morgan-Glover, whose body was pulled from a creek in a park near the Jersey shore in November 2011. They also found him guilty of child endangerment and interference with custody, the New York Daily News reports.
Prosecutors had said Morgan, 29, killed Morgan-Glover to get back at her mother for breaking off their engagement and finding another boyfriend. Prosecutors demonstrated Morgan’s premeditated murder intent as they displayed evidence to show that Morgan weighed down her pink car seat with a tire jack to ensure it would sink. Morgan-Glover’s tiny body was pulled from a creek in Wall Township, about 20 miles from her Lakehurst home, with one tiny black and purple sneaker sticking out of the water.
Morgan’s sickening smile left family members appalled.
The girl’s relatives gasped when Morgan smirked broadly as he was led out of the courtroom after his conviction, his hands and feet shackled. Immediately after leaving the courtroom, several of them collapsed into sobs, with one woman wailing, “Oh, God!”