It took five years, but a jury was finally able to give Richard McTear what he deserves: a probable life conviction and even the possibility of receiving the death penalty. The Florida man was found guilty of killing a 3-month-old boy by throwing him out a car window and into traffic on Interstate 275 after fighting with -- and beating up -- the infant's mother.
McTear was found guilty of all charges, including first-degree murder, kidnapping, battery, aggravated child abuse, and burglary. In order to receive the death penalty in Florida, just seven members of the jury would have to recommend it. And, as much as we applaud those who have it in them to forgive people who did horrific things to them, the consequences this innocent baby's family wish to see for the killer are clear. An uncle suggested that the jurors "burn" McTear. And the baby's mother, Jasmine Bedwell, who was just 17 at the time, said she wants him to "die in a horrible way."