NJ Attorney General Praises Jury in Baby Bridge Death Case
New Jersey’s attorney general says a jury reached the correct verdict Friday in convicting a father of murder for tossing his infant daughter off a New Jersey bridge.
Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said finding Shamsidden Abdur-Raheem guilty of murder was justice for 3-month-old Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem.
The child’s mother, Venetta Benjamin, who testified against Abdur-Raheem, said only “God is good,” following the verdict and thanked those who worked on the case.
Abdur-Raheem faces life in prison after his conviction on murder and kidnapping charges in superior court in New Brunswick.
The 24-year-old Galloway Township resident showed no reaction to the verdict. His attorney did not comment outside court or immediately return a phone message.
The case prompted changes to the Amber Alert system.
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