Florida man convicted after throwing baby out car window on highway

A Florida man was convicted of murder Thursday for tossing a 3-month-old boy out a moving car window along an interstate, killing the infant instantly.

According to prosecutors, 26-year-old Richard McTear attacked ex-girlfriend Jasmine Bedwell, 22, after she returned home with her son from a friend's house in 2009.

McTear blocked the door when Bedwell tried to flee and grabbed her son, Emanuel Wesley Murray, during the struggle.

He then took off down Interstate 275 in Tampa, throwing the baby out of the window, prosecutors said.

The baby's blood stains were found on McTear's shorts and in a car he was known to drive.

Defence attorneys argued that McTear was innocent and questioned the mother's credibility.

The jury deliberated for more than seven hours before finding McTear guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, battery and aggravated child abuse charges.

They will return to court on Monday to begin the sentencing phase.

McTear faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole, though jurors could recommend the death penalty.

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  1. ric posted on 07/31/2014 09:58 PM
    Unthinkable. FRY HIM!!!!!
  2. Eric posted on 08/01/2014 06:54 AM
    I can't write the words I am saying right now. What a monster!!!! Strap him down and end it now! The poor innocent child!!!
  3. Kat posted on 08/01/2014 11:54 AM
    This definitely deserves the death penalty. Like the ones that last 2 hours.
  4. george posted on 08/02/2014 12:22 AM
    By asking for death you are just as low as him. NO death penalty for anyone. You just make yourself look collectively stupid as a society
  5. simona pirone posted on 08/02/2014 09:18 PM
    He deserves the death penalty!
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