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McTear convicted in baby's murder

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McTear had no reaction to the verdict. McTear had no reaction to the verdict.
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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

After a day of deliberation, jurors convicted Richard McTear of murder in the death of a boy thrown from a car.

They found him guilty on all five charges, including first-degree murder.

It was five years ago when prosecutors say McTear tossed his ex-girlfriend's baby out his car window while he was driving down I-275. The baby died.

McTear's first trial back in 2013 ended in a mistrial, and prosecutors spent a week making their case a second time.

The baby's mother, Jasmine Bedwell, reacted with tears but remained composed as the verdict was read.

Jurors will next have to decide if McTear will face the death penalty. The penalty phase starts Monday.


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