Jury selection complete in alleged Driscoll Bridge baby toss case

NEW BRUNSWICK - Jury selection has ended in the murder trial of a man accused of tossing his 3-month-old off the Driscoll Bridge and into the Raritan River in 2010.

Shamsid-Din Abdur-Raheem is charged with murder and five other counts related to the infant's abduction and death.

According to the indictment, the 24-year-old allegedly forced his way into the East Orange home of the baby's grandmother, attacked the 60-year-old woman, and then grabbed his daughter Zara. Abdur-Raheem then started driving toward his home in Atlantic County when he stopped on the Drisoll Bridge and tossed the baby into the icy waters of the Raritan River.

Opening arguments in the case are scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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