Whew! At least the death sentence isn't on the table.

 

 

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer for a man charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter by tossing her into a creek while still strapped into her car seat said Wednesday the real question for the jury is not whether he did it but whether he was thinking clearly that night.

 

Arthur Morgan III of Eatontown is accused of weighing down the seat with a tire-changing jack so it would sink. He is charged with killing his daughter, Tierra Morgan-Glover, in what prosecutors claim was a premeditated, jealous rage because the girl's mother would not get back together with him.

The child's body was found partially submerged in a creek at a Jersey s**** park on Nov. 22, 2011, one tiny black and purple sneaker sticking out of the water.

In his opening statement, defense attorney Ryan Moriarty told the jurors their task is to decide "what form of homicide applies to this defendant."

"We're not asking you to presume Arthur Morgan innocent of responsibility," he said. "It is our contention that he did not act knowingly and purposefully on that day but, rather, recklessly. Can your ability to think clearly be affected by lack of sleep, losing your job, staying in your car? By homelessness, by the end of a major relationship in your life?"

It matters in terms of the sentence he could receive. If convicted of "knowing and purposeful" murder, Morgan could be sent to prison for life without the possibility of parole. If convicted of a lesser charge, such as reckless manslaughter, he could get a sentence with the possibility of parole in as little as five years.

"Was Tierra thrown off a bridge, or was she placed there, still alive, for God to determine the outcome?" Moriarty said.

Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Jordan Williams told the jury that Morgan was driven by extreme jealousy and anger toward the girl's mother, Imani Benton. She had refused to let him see Tierra the previous weekend because he was homeless and living in his car, Williams told the jury.

And Morgan suspected Benton had a new boyfriend, Williams said.

Despite her initial reluctance, Benton eventually agreed to let Morgan take Tierra to see "Happy Feet 2," a movie about a dancing penguin. As he drove away with the girl strapped in the pink car seat that Benton had provided, he yelled at Benton, angry over the missed visit and suspicious she was seeing someone else, the prosecutor said.

Instead of taking Tierra to the movies, he drove around for four hours, calling her mother 57 times on a cellphone before making his way to Shark River Park in Wall Township, about 20 miles north of Benton's Lakehurst home.

Authorities say he attached a car jack to the back of her car seat and tossed her into the chilly waters of a creek inside the park. Then he went to a liquor store, bought alcohol for rum and cokes that he downed with a friend and caught a train to begin his escape to San Diego, where he was tracked down and arrested days later by a fugitive task force.

"This is Arthur Morgan," Williams told the jury. "He had a beautiful, adorable daughter. He no longer has a daughter because he decided to kill her. He murdered her by dumping her in a creek. She was just a little girl. He dumped her in that dirty, cold stream and just walked away. She went into that water wide awake, alert and helpless, old enough to know what was happening to her and unable to do anything about it."

The prosecutor said Morgan gave a statement to authorities in San Diego after his capture indicating "he could have done it that way" when asked if he had tossed the child into the creek.

Asked why he attached a tire jack to the car seat, Morgan replied, "To keep her where she was," Williams told the jury.

"Like an anchor?" the detective asked.

"Yeah," Morgan replied, according to police. "Like a ball and chain."

 

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the dad sounds like a teabager to me. I can see any of the CPAC lunatics being capable of this deed.

They especially hate children now don't they?

Starvation is the tool of choice for repub teabagers to use on little children rather than disturb the flow of money into coffers of the filthy rich.

Ask yourself teabager; have you helped starve a child with your attitude today? The answer is obvious. Yes you have.

Originally Posted by direstraits:

Lawyer: Dad doesn't deny tossing toddler in creek

 

 

POS looks like a thug to me.

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NO remorse none. Sickening. He tossed a baby, his baby, into a creek in her car seat, and weighed it down to make sure she drowned. Sheesh! What monsters there are out there, and even worse are the people who fight for these wastes of human flesh. Obscene is too mild a word for the idea he could get a sentence that allows him to EVER be paroled, much less paroled in less than five years.

Originally Posted by Jankinonya:

Thug= the new N word.

 

What does his appearance have to do with whether or not he is a Tea Partier? 

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No, Jank, m'dear, thug is a thug, The party of permanent indignation attempts to make more words PC in order to call those racist, who aren't.  Its a nasty tactic.  A few years ago, leftists stated that calling persons from the Orient, orientals was racist.  That disappeared a few years ago.  FYI dictionary says person from the orient may be called orientals, just as those of the west are occidentals. 

Originally Posted by Crash.Override:

dire is going the long way around to say 'he's black, he can't be a tea party member'.... at least that's what i think he's trying to say.

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No, its the progressives that stated blacks weren't tea partiers.  Really desperate aren't you. Hint, when digging yourself in a hole, stop digging, or put up a headstone. 

 

Originally Posted by jtdavis:

Get politics and name calling out of this.  Don't worry about his mental state, fry him.

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 Frying him isn't even an option. It's life in prison or the chance he will receive a slap on the wrist and be paroled in less than five years. The state/country should be in an uproar that there'd even be a slight chance this monster would ever be out of prison.

Originally Posted by direstraits:
Originally Posted by Jankinonya:

Thug= the new N word.

 

What does his appearance have to do with whether or not he is a Tea Partier? 

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No, Jank, m'dear, thug is a thug, The party of permanent indignation attempts to make more words PC in order to call those racist, who aren't.  Its a nasty tactic.  A few years ago, leftists stated that calling persons from the Orient, orientals was racist.  That disappeared a few years ago.  FYI dictionary says person from the orient may be called orientals, just as those of the west are occidentals. 

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Dog whistle racism. Look into it.

 

As for Oriental not being offensive to Asians. I have an Asian daughter in law. She finds it highly offensive to be called Oriental. To her Oriental is a thing, like a rug, or food, not a person. The left didn't invent the offense. Asians themselves are the ones offended.

 

I have noticed that its a generational thing though. Older Asians don't mind being referred to as Oriental. Well, maybe not ALL of them, but most don't seem to mind.

 

I would rather be PC than to offend someone. There is no reason not to. Does it hurt you to address someone in a manner in which they choose? No. To ignore their preference because YOU deem it unnecessary is arrogant and hateful. So, if you care about being kind and considerate of others then just refer to them as Asian. That way you will not offend anyone. 

 

As for the POS that killed his little girl. I think he should be put to death. Preferably as he did his daughter, but since we don't do that here, I will settle for the needle. Society doesn't need or want the likes of him. 

He only got 20 years. Then he'll be out to do it again.

An FBI photo of suspect Scott W. Tyree, 38, of Herndon, Va.

 

Emotional Testimony From Online Predator Victim

Originally Posted by Jankinonya:
Originally Posted by direstraits:
Originally Posted by Jankinonya:

Thug= the new N word.

 

What does his appearance have to do with whether or not he is a Tea Partier? 

__________________________________________
No, Jank, m'dear, thug is a thug, The party of permanent indignation attempts to make more words PC in order to call those racist, who aren't.  Its a nasty tactic.  A few years ago, leftists stated that calling persons from the Orient, orientals was racist.  That disappeared a few years ago.  FYI dictionary says person from the orient may be called orientals, just as those of the west are occidentals. 

________________________

 

Dog whistle racism. Look into it.

 

As for Oriental not being offensive to Asians. I have an Asian daughter in law. She finds it highly offensive to be called Oriental. To her Oriental is a thing, like a rug, or food, not a person. The left didn't invent the offense. Asians themselves are the ones offended.

 

I have noticed that its a generational thing though. Older Asians don't mind being referred to as Oriental. Well, maybe not ALL of them, but most don't seem to mind.

 

I would rather be PC than to offend someone. There is no reason not to. Does it hurt you to address someone in a manner in which they choose? No. To ignore their preference because YOU deem it unnecessary is arrogant and hateful. So, if you care about being kind and considerate of others then just refer to them as Asian. That way you will not offend anyone. 

 

As for the POS that killed his little girl. I think he should be put to death. Preferably as he did his daughter, but since we don't do that here, I will settle for the needle. Society doesn't need or want the likes of him. 

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Jank,

 

AS to dog whistle racism, that's just another term for the PC word police --making up words as racist to meet the leftist meme.  Chrissy Matthews said the term  Obamacare was racist, even though Obama used it.  I guess the old term Hillarycare is sexist.  Now, the word police is attempting to make the term bossy verboten as it refers to women.  Just another ploy to make people off balance and keep up the perpetual indignity pity party.

Not sure if you attended any harassment classes but you have to remember that it is not what the person thinks they said to you is ok but it is how YOU feel it was said to you. So saying I am a Southerner is lumping me in with such people as Quaildog, Contendah, and Crash Override. That is not ok. 'Nuff said!

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