Jury In Baby's Bridge Death Hears From Child's Mom
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.
(AP) — Jurors in the murder trial of a New Jersey man accused of
throwing his 3-month-old daughter off a bridge have heard from the
The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/PutH9M) reports that
Venetta Benjamin testified for more than an hour Wednesday, discussing
her troubled relationship with Shamsidden Abdur-Raheem. She also
discussed a phone conversation she had with him a few months after their
baby's death, in which he discussed life in prison and asked her to
come visit him.
Prosecutors played the taped conversation for
jurors, who heard an angry Benjamin tell Abdur-Raheem "you killed my
baby." Abdur-Raheem did not look at Benjamin while she testified, and
his lawyer did not cross-examine her.
Prosecutors say Abdur-Raheem
abducted Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem from her maternal grandmother's
East Orange apartment in February 2010.