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Heartrending testimony

Defendant Richard McTear watches the jury enter the courtroom in his trial. McTear is accused of killing a baby by throwing it out of a car window on I-275. JAY CONNER/STAFF

Defendant Richard McTear watches the jury enter the courtroom in his trial. McTear is accused of killing a baby by throwing it out of a car window on I-275. JAY CONNER/STAFF

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Richard McTear Jr. watches the jury enter the courtroom in his murder trial Thursday, when the man who first saw McTear's ex-girlfriend's baby son along Interstate 275 in 2009 testified. As he drove past the figure, "I thought it was a doll," Fox 13 news photographer Jerry Bird said. He recalled how he turned his car around and headed back to the stretch of highway near Fowler Avenue, where he realized what he was seeing. "I could tell right away it was a human baby, dead," he testified. "He was laying on his right side and facing toward me almost in the fetal position." Testimony resumes today in Tampa. McTear is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of Emanuel Murray Jr.

Heartrending testimony 07/24/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:00pm]
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