TAMPA -- The murder trial of the Tampa man accused of throwing a baby out of car on Interstate 275 continues Friday.
There has been disturbing testimony this week in the Richard McTear trial - much of it Thursday from those who saw four-month old Emanuel Murray Jr.'s lifeless body along the interstate in May 2009.
McTear, 25, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and other offenses in the death of the child.
Officers arrived to see the baby in a onesie outfit and a diaper, lifeless on the concrete. Hillsborough County Deputy Kevin Dennie testified about the child’s injuries.
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"I did observe road rash or abrasions on his forehead, legs, elbow, forearm elbow area," Dennie said.
From there, officers tried vigorously for 45 minutes to bring Emmanuel back to life. But he was already gone.
Prosecutors say McTear threw the baby out the window on the interstate after a fight with the baby’s mother. Jasmine Bedwell took the stand on Wednesday.
Also on Thursday, a crime scene detective testified there was blood in the car that McTear drove the night the baby died.
That analyzed blood contained Murray's DNA.
McTear's defense attorneys, however, have said that McTear wan't the one responsible for the baby's death.
This is Richard McTear’s second trial in this case. The first one was ended in a mistrial. He faces the death penalty if he’s convicted.