Richard McTear Jr. Pleads Not Guilty

May 21st, 2009 by admin

Richard McTear Jr., the man held in custody for throwing baby Emanuel Murray out a car window on I-275, has pled not guilty to charges of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and kidnapping in court today. His next court date will be on July 1, 2009. McTear stood before Hillsborough Circuit Judge Gregory P. Holder and entered the not guilty plea.

Emanuel Murray was three months old, when deputies state McTear beat 17-year-old Jasmine Bedwell then fled with the baby in his car seat. The baby’s lifeless body was found on I-275 by a passer-by.

Jasmine Bedwell was at the court proceedings today, as McTear was being led from the courtroom he looked towards the victim’s mother and said, “I love you Jasmine.”

As Jasmine Bedwell left the courthouse she was approached by a reporter who asked her for a comment. Jasmine bust into tears and while outside the courtroom, fell to the ground in hysterics. Friends, who assisted her to a vehicle where they left together, consoled her.

The state will determine within the next 45 days whether or not they will seek the death penalty against Richard McTear Jr.

5 Responses

  1. Jim

    Here’s what they should do with this bastard…kick the shit outta him, like he did to that woman…then take him out to the highway, make sure hes strapped to something…and have a nice BIG truck hit him, say, going 80 mph….that should do the job…screw having the bastard on death row for any amount of away with him now!

  2. Clark

    that bastard deserves the death penalty, if they don’t enforce the death penalty for something like that, they just need to do away with it all together.

  3. Daryl

    The only thing I do not understand from the video is…….. Is the mother having a mental breakdown from the stress of her baby dying, or is she upset her scum bag boyfriend is in jail? What a freakin shame!

  4. Bubba's poop stick

    In my opinion, they both need to be put to death for it. They aren’t even sure why she had a breakdown, at the actual trial. Did she breakdown prior? No.

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