Shamsid-Din-Abdur-Raheem, 24 of New Jersey repeatedly confessed to throwing his 3-month-old daughter off of a New Jersey bridge back in 2010 according to prosecutors during opening statements of the father’s murder trial.
Prosecutors are claiming that in February 2010 Abdur-Raheem kidnapped the baby from her grandmother’s apartment after assaulting the woman and hitting her van. They then say that he parked on the Driscoll Bridge and threw (or dropped) the baby in the Raritan River.
The baby’s body was found several weeks later by a passerby along the riverbank.
The baby was left in her grandmother’s care because her mother was out getting a restraining order against Abdur-Raheem.
His trial is expected to last three weeks.