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Release Number: 09-127

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

May 5, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060













Victims:   Jasmine Bedwell, DOB 8-13-91 (mother)

           12414 N. 15 Street



           Emanuel Wesley Murray, DOB 1-25-09 (DECEASED)


Suspect:  Richard McTear Jr.  DOB 10-8-87

          1601 River Cove Street East




Domestic Violence, kidnapping, homicide


April 5, 2009 at  3:15 a.m.


Marbella Apartments

12414 North 15 Street, Tampa





















Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office this morning at 3:15 a.m. responded to a Domestic Violence call at the Marbella Apartments located at 12414 North 15 Street.


The caller stated that she had a fight with her ex-boyfriend and the fight resulted in the suspect battering her and her 4 month old son. The victim stated that sometime during the altercation the suspect had thrown her 4 month old son down on the concrete. He then picked up the child and fled with the child in a blue 4 door Impala.


A passerby discovered a small child on Interstate 275, South Bound at Fowler avenue.  Preliminary indications are that the child was thrown from the vehicle.


The child has been identified as the 4 month old,(Emanuel Murray) that was taken from the Marbella Apartments.   The child was pronounced deceased at 4:30 a.m.


Tampa Police Department has located the vehicle at 1601 River Cove in the City of Tampa.  The suspect has not been located.


Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

  Richard Anthony McTear, Jr.