Dad pleads not guilty to throwing child off bridge

NEW BRUNSWICK - (AP) - A New Jersey father accused oftossing his 3-month-old daughter to her death off a bridge haspleaded not guilty.

Shamsid-Din Abdur-Raheem entered his plea Tuesday in a NewBrunswick courtroom. He is charged with murder and five othercounts related to the infant's abduction and death.

Prosecutors say Abdur-Raheem parked along the shoulder of theGarden State Parkway and threw or dropped the infant off theDriscoll Bridge into the icy Raritan River in February.

Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem's body was found along the banks ofthe river in April.

The 22-year-old Galloway Township resident also faces attemptedmurder charges for allegedly assaulting the baby's maternalgrandmother.

Vigil held for missing baby Lawyer: Police turned away baby Zara's mom Mother of slain baby sues East Orange police Police: Body found near river may be missing infant Infant found on river bank ID'd as abducted child NJ to change Amber Alert rules over baby toss case

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The owner of Jewelry Expo in Union Township 1 Sleight-of-hand thieves steal $10K worth of jewelry
On a busy Friday morning, just seconds before 2 Good Samaritan saves woman's life, gets robbed in Edison
Christopher Schraufnagel has been charged with having sexual 3 Ex-teacher accused in sex scandal
A house in Manalapan caught fire after it 4 House catches fire on Dancer Lane in Manalapan
Jersey City police officers are urged to stay 5 Jersey City Police on alert following NYPD murders

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE