Jury finds New Jersey father Shamsidden Abdur-Raheem guilty of tossing baby girl off bridge

Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem
Family Handout via CBS New York
(CBS/AP) NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A jury has found a New Jersey father guilty of murdering his infant daughter by tossing the 3-month-old off a bridge to her death.

Shamsidden Abdur-Raheem was convicted Friday in New Brunswick in the death of Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem.

The jury also found the 24-year-old man guilty of kidnapping the child, but not guilty of attempted murder of the baby's maternal grandmother.

The baby's mother had sole custody of Zara and had left the child in her mother's care while she sought a restraining order against Abdur-Raheem.

Prosecutors say Abdur-Raheem fled with the child and tossed her into the Raritan River in February 2010.

The baby's body was found several weeks later.

Complete coverage of the Zara Malani-lin Abdur-Raheem case on Crimesider


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