Top Ten Videos to watch

TV One At The 47th NAACP Image Awards
Donald Trump Holds Rally In Biloxi, Mississippi
Behind bars
47th NAACP Image Awards Presented By TV One - Press Room
A Man Operating A Tv Camera
Maurice White
March2Justice
'News One Now' With Roland Martin Taping
Bill Cosby
Activists In Los Angeles Gather To Burn Likenesses Of The Confederate Flag
Flint Firebirds V Windsor Spitfires
CBC Message To America: Rep. Conyers Addresses The Damage Inflicted On Our Communities By Poverty, Mass Incarceration And Lack Of Economic Development
Iowa Caucus Ted Cruz
NewsOne Now NAACP Image Awards Preview
Student sitting at a desk in a classroom
Slavery Stock image
The 16th Annual Wall Street Project Gala Fundraising Reception
Ava DuVernay
Roland Martin Blasts Stacey Dash For Comments About BET, Black Networks
President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol
Ava DuVernay
2016 North American International Auto Show
Democratic National Committee Presidential Primary Debate
88th Oscars Nominations Announcement
Democratic debate
Dream Speech
GOP Presidential Candidates Debate In Charleston
US President Barack Obama speaks on the
24593149
Leave a comment

A 21-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday after police said he snatched up his ex-girlfriend’s 3-month-old son during a fight and then threw the baby from his car on an interstate highway.

The child’s lifeless body was found near Interstate 275 north of downtown Tampa early Tuesday. The man, Richard A. McTear Jr., was captured several hours later. Deputies said he is not the child’s father.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said McTear was arguing with his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend, Jasmine Bedwell, at her apartment when he began beating her and the child. She reported that McTear threw her son, Emanuel Wesley Murray, down on the concrete, then picked him up and fled in his Chevrolet Impala.

Jason Bird, a news photographer for WTVT-TV in Tampa, spotted the baby’s body on his way to work at about 4:30 a.m.

“On the side of the road, I saw something out of the corner of my eye and at first I thought it was a baby doll, and then as I was thinking about it more I thought that was awfully big for a doll,” Bird said in an interview on the station.

He turned around and went back to take another look.

“It was laying there with its eyes open,” he said. “I couldn’t look at it. It freaked me out, but fortunately law enforcement came right away.”

“It’s hard to find words to describe why someone would do this to a poor, defenseless child,” sheriff’s Maj. Harold Winsett told reporters at the scene.

Deputies located McTear’s car at his home. Witnesses told deputies where he could be found, and he was arrested about four hours later after a foot chase.

McTear also was charged with burglary with a battery, felony battery, aggravated child abuse and kidnapping, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Carter.

Watch The News Report

McTear had previously been arrested on charges including felony battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and domestic battery by strangulation. According to the Florida Department of Corrections, McTear was sentenced to two years probation in June 2008 on a felony battery conviction. An arrest warrant was issued when he failed to report.

Last month, Bedwell sought an injunction against McTear for domestic violence, but the case was dropped because she didn’t appear in court.

In court papers, Bedwell said McTear was violent, often armed and had a drug problem. She said he had forced his way into her apartment and beat her.

McTear had not yet appeared in court and did not yet have an attorney.

Cops finally caught up with McTear early in the morning hours and, asked why he would do such a thing, McTear reportedly replied, “It’s a dirty game.” Absolutely horrifying …

Other Incidents of Children Involved in Violence

Atlanta Woman Arrested For Hit & Run That Killed 5

Sunday School Teacher May Face Rape Charges in Killing of 8 Year Old

VIDEO: Woman Kills Son At Gun Range

11 Year Old Hangs Himself Due to Bullying

Bullying & The Crisis Of Masculinity

Also On News One:

Sign up for our newsletter and never miss the hot stories