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Father Of Slain Toddler Indicted On First-Degree Murder Charges

Arthur E. Morgan III facing life in prison without parole for the death of Tierra Morgan-Glover

, father of 2-year-old Tierra Morgan-Glover, on Monday was indicted on first-degree murder charges for the who was late last year, authorities said.

Morgan, 27, whose last known address was in Eatontown, was also indicted on third-degree interference with custody and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child charges, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Morgan faces a maximum of five years in prison if convicted of the custody charge; 10 years on the endangerment charge and life in prison on the murder charge, since Tierra was less than 14 years old at the time of her death, according to the Prosecutor's Office.

Morgan is in the Monmouth County Jail in lieu of $10 million bail and $200,000 stemming from the Ocean County charges, the Prosecutor's Office said.

Tierra Morgan-Glover was found by a group of teenagers submerged in a portion of the Shark River below Schoolhouse Road on Nov. 22. She was reported missing the day before.

The events started a for her father, ending Nov. 29 in San Diego, Calif., when U.S. Marshals arrested Morgan at a relative's home.

Morgan had taken the girl out on an agreed-upon visitation on Nov. 21. When he failed to bring the child back to her Lakehurst home, her mother contacted authorities. A two-county search began, the Prosecutor's Office said.

Tierra was found strapped to her car seat face down in the shallow water. and that she was alive before the girl was thrown into the river.

Queen June 20, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Well I find a small sliver of solice in knowing for a fact that criminals who have been sentenced and have nothing to lose... will b his prison mates.. did u know there is a man in EVERY prison who will sign into PC JUST to "see" him.. now that makes me smile..
Toolman June 20, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Hard labor??????? Fry him!!!!!! not even worth clean sheets he will get for the next 40+ years
ballyjduf June 21, 2012 at 01:19 PM
They need to put him in the cell with Ambrose (Squirt Boy) Harris . He will take care of him for us . MUDMAN SIMON was ..
Jack Cordero Jr June 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM
JVC Fry him
Kris June 24, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Tie him to a chair, weigh him down and throw him face down in Shark River, and then leave his body to be picked clean by the critters and elements.

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