The body of 2 year-old Tierra Morgan-Glover, who prosecutors say was “awake, alert, and helpless” when her dad put her in the creek, was found partially submerged the next day by children playing nearby.
Morgan had picked up the girl from her mother to take her to a movie. When he did not return for a few hours, Imani Benton called police. By that time, Morgan had already left the park where the creek was. According to the prosecutor, Morgan went from the park to a friend’s house. There, he had a few drinks, gave away his car and some other belongings, and headed for a nearby train station.
He was arrested a week later, mere miles from the Mexican border in California. On Monday he stood in court, stone-faced and calm, answering to the charge of murder. He’s also charged with a custody violation and interstate flight to avoid apprehension. One wonders why they don’t group those two with littering and combine the charges, call it ‘whoop-dee-fucking-doo’ and wipe their ass with it since he’ll likely spend the rest of his life in jail with no parole.
As for circumstances leading up to the crime, both a recent job loss and multiple court hearings for custody were cited, but I’ve got a TON of shallow holes to dig today, so we’ll just chalk it up to him being a piece of shit.Tags: Arthur Morgan, creek, Crime, Drowning, Murder, New Jersey, Tierra Morgan-Glover