NJ Man Charged with Tossing Infant Daughter Off Bridge
The Atlantic County, NJ man accused of throwing his infant daughter from a bridge in North Jersey has been indicted on first-degree murder and kidnapping charges.
KYW’s Ian Bush reports that a grand jury handed up the indictment today against 22-year-old Shamsiddin Abdur-Raheem.
The Galloway Township man also faces charges of attempted murder, assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.
The state attorney general calls it a “heartbreaking case of domestic violence.”
Authorities say that in February, Abdur-Raheem tossed his three-month-old daughter, Zara, into a river from the Garden State Parkway bridge (above) after attacking the girl’s grandmother and hitting her with his car.
The same day, officials say, the infant’s mother had obtained a restraining order against Abdur-Raheem.
The little girl’s body wasn’t found until late April.
Abdur-Raheem is awaiting trial and is being held on $2 million bail.