Richard McTear's trial delayed until 2013; accused of throwing 3-month-old Emanuel Murray onto Interstate 275 in Tampa

1:36 PM, May 16, 2012   |    comments
Richard McTear during a court hearing May 16, 2012.
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TAMPA, Florida - The trial of a man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend's infant son and then throwing him out of a speeding car has been pushed back.

Richard McTear is charged with the death of 3-month-old Emanuel Murray. Investigators say McTear threw the baby from his car onto Interstate 275 near Fowler Avenue in early May, 2009.

On Wednesday, the judge said McTear's trial will not happen until some time in 2013.  Several penalty phase motions were also filed, which the judge is expected to rule on either Thursday or Monday.

McTear faces the death penalty in this case.  

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