Trial Opens for Florida Man Accused of Throwing Baby Out of Moving Car

A man is on trial for the 2009 death of a baby, who prosecutors say was thrown out of a moving car.

Monday, Aug 19, 2013  |  Updated 11:49 AM EDT
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Opening statements are set to be delivered in the murder trial of a Tampa man accused of throwing his ex-girlfriend's 3-month-old son out of a moving car.

Prosecutors are expected to tell jurors Monday that Richard McTear murdered Emmanuel Murray three years ago when he threw the boy onto Interstate 275.

Investigators said McTear forced his way into Jasmine Bedwell's apartment on May 5, 2009, and beat her. He threw a baby carrier against a wall with the child in it, causing him to fall to a concrete floor.

Detectives say McTear then drove off with the baby, got on the interstate and threw the infant out.

McTear could get the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder.

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