October 31, 2014
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A jury has found a New Jersey father guilty of murdering his daughter by tossing the baby to her death off a bridge.
Shamsidden Abdur-Raheem was convicted Friday in New Brunswick in the death of 3-month-old Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem.
The jury found the 24-year-old Galloway Township resident guilty of kidnapping the child but not guilty of attempted murder of the baby's maternal grandmother.
The baby's mother had sole custody and had left the child in her mother's care while she sought a restraining order against Abdur-Raheem.
Prosecutors say Abdur-Raheem fled with the child and tossed her into the Raritan River in February 2010.
The baby's body was found several weeks later.
The case prompted changes to the state's Amber Alert procedures.