Monday, March 1, 2010

Dad of missing baby "allegedly" thrown off bridge due in court (Newark, New Jersey)

We've reported on dad SHAMSID-DIN ABDUR-RAHEEM before. Last I heard, he was on suicide watch and under intensive supervision. So I guess his @$$ is still alive. Wish we could say as much for his infant daughter, who is apparently dead and lost somewhere in the Raritan River.

Father of missing NJ baby due in court

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man charged with murder for allegedly throwing his 3-month-old daughter off the Garden State Parkway's Driscoll Bridge is due in court Monday.

Shamsid-Din Abdur-Raheem of Galloway Township is charged with killing Zara Malani-lin Abdur after allegedly snatching her from the care of her maternal grandmother Feb. 16.

Prosecutors charge that Abdur-Raheem tossed the baby from the bridge in Middlesex County over the Raritan River.

The child has not been found.

Abdur-Raheem has already pleaded not guilty to various charges, including attempted murder for allegedly assaulting the baby's grandmother during the abduction.