A New Jersey man accused of throwing his 3-month-old daughter off a bridge repeatedly confessed to investigators, prosecutors said in opening statements Wednesday of the father’s murder trial.
Shamsid-Din Abdur-Raheem’s own words will help show he’s guilty of murder, the prosecution said. But defense lawyers told reporters they will prove reasonable doubt, The Star-Ledger reported….Prosecutors claim Abdur-Raheem abducted the baby from her grandmother’s East Orange apartment in February 2010, assaulting the woman and hitting her with his van. They say he then parked on the Driscoll Bridge on the Garden State Parkway and threw or dropped the baby into the Raritan River.
Look at all this violence. Murder by throwing a baby off a bridge, assault, possibly attempted murder with a van, and of course kidnapping. This is a violent dangerous man…but a violent dangerous man without a gun, so no “Gun Death”….