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Arthur Morgan III Guilty Of Killing Child By Throwing Her In Creek

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FILE - This file photo provided by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office shows Arthur Morgan III, 27, of Ocean Township, N.J. The murder trial will begin Wednesday morning March 12, 2014 in Freehold for the New Jersey man charged with tossing his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while still strapped into her car seat in 2011. (AP Photo/Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, File)
FILE - This file photo provided by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office shows Arthur Morgan III, 27, of Ocean Township, N.J. The murder trial will begin Wednesday morning March 12, 2014 in Freehold for the New Jersey man charged with tossing his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while still strapped into her car seat in 2011. (AP Photo/Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, File)

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who tossed his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while she was still strapped into her car seat has been convicted of murder.

Jurors on Thursday found Arthur Morgan III guilty of killing Tierra Morgan-Glover, whose body was pulled from a creek in a park near the Jersey shore in November 2011.

Prosecutors say he killed Tierra to get back at her mother for breaking off their engagement. They say he weighed down her pink car seat with a tire jack.

Morgan could be ordered to spend the rest of his life behind bars when he is sentenced later this year.

Defense lawyers had asked the jury to convict Morgan of reckless manslaughter, which could have seen him freed in as little as five years.

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