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.
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