NJ Man Charged with Tossing Infant Daughter Off Bridge

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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.

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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.”

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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.


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