Suspect in daughter killing due in NJ court today

Monday, December 05, 2011
Tierra Morgan and Arthur Morgan

Pictured: Tierra Morgan and Arthur Morgan

The New Jersey man charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter and leaving her in a park creek, still strapped into her car seat, is due in a New Jersey courtroom this afternoon.

Arthur Morgan III was arrested Tuesday in San Diego, and agreed to return to his home state to stand trial.

Morgan is charged with the murder of Tierra Morgan-Glover, whose body was found Nov. 22 in a creek in Wall Township.

He had picked the child up from her mother's house in Lakehurst, about 20 miles south of the park, but failed to return her, prompting her to call police.

Besides the murder charge, Morgan's also charged with custody violation and interstate flight to avoid apprehension.

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