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Killer of Young Tierra Morgan-Glover Gets Life In Prison, No Parole

Morgan, of Eatontown, was found guilty in April of murdering his 2-year-old daughter by leaving her in a stream in Shark River Park section of Wall, strapped to her car seat.

Arthur E. Morgan, seen here in yellow from an earlier court appearance, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for the killing of two-year old Tierra Morgan-Glover.
Arthur E. Morgan, seen here in yellow from an earlier court appearance, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for the killing of two-year old Tierra Morgan-Glover.

The Eatontown man who killed his 2-year old daughter, Tierra Morgan-Glover, by callously leaving her in stream to drown and be found by children passing by has been sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole. 

Arthur Morgan 3rd, 29, whose last known address in Eatontown, was sentenced Wednesday by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr., J.S.C., after a jury found him guilty in April of first degree murder, second degree endangering the welfare of a child and third degree interference with custody.

For the purposes of sentencing, the judge merged the murder and endangering the welfare of a child counts when he imposed the life without parole prison term after the jury agreed with a Monmouth County grand jury that found an aggravating factor to exist – that the victim was less than 14 years old at the time she was killed. Mellaci also added a consecutive five-year prison sentence for the interference with custody count.

The crime shocked the community for its incomprehensible cruelty. 

Monmouth County First Assistant Prosecutor Marc C. LeMieux said in a prepared statement that New Jersey needs the death penalty.

"For the sake of Tierra, police officers like Christopher Matlosz, and others who are brutally and senselessly murdered there must be a death penalty. Or is it enough that Arthur Morgan will now be forced to relive the horrors of killing his own flesh and blood each and every day inside a prison cell,” he said. 

Morgan was found guilty of murdering his 2-year-old daughter on evidence presented at trial as part of a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and other law enforcement agencies, after the young girl’s fully-clothed body was discovered by a group of teenagers, strapped into a car seat weighted down by a carjack, submerged in the stream below an overpass located on Schoolhouse Road in the Shark River Park section of Wall on Nov. 22, 2011.

“Our thanks and appreciation go out to the men and women of our Office, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Lakehurst Police Department, Wall Township Police Department, Ocean Township (Monmouth County) Police Department, U.S. Marshal’s Service, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and all the agencies who lent a hand in bringing this case together – they are all responsible for bringing this horrible case to a close,” Gramiccioni added.

The case was prosecuted by Monmouth County First Assistant Prosecutor Marc C. LeMieux and Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Jordan L. Williams. Morgan is represented by Jeffrey Coghlan, Esq. and Ryan Moriarty, Esq., both of Freehold.


sjpender May 28, 2014 at 08:19 PM
Why should we, the tax payers, have to support him for the rest of his Life! I believe in "an eye for an eye!!!
Marty May 28, 2014 at 11:05 PM
I guess Dentss Dunnagun likes the idea of his/her taxpayer money being used to feed, clothe, shelter, and insure this guy who threw his toddler in a creek and left her to drown.
mmc May 29, 2014 at 07:45 AM
He's a piece of garbage and like garbage should be crushed and burned. He has no remorse didnt even apologize for what he did and now we as taxpayers have to pay for him to live. I hope someone in prison does to him what they did to Jeffrey Dahmer. I hope someone in prison beats the crap out of him so bad that he never wakes up! One less piece of s#*t to feed!
Eric Hermsen May 29, 2014 at 09:07 AM
I will personally volunteer to strap him in a large car seat, weigh it down w/ a car floor jack and throw him in the same stream ... only then will justice be served!
Sal Anthony May 29, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Where's al Sharpton where is the out cry?

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