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Child Dies After Her Father Throws Her From Bridge

Police in Australia say a man involved in a child custody battle pulled over on a highway bridge and dropped his 4-year-old daughter over the side.

The girl fell 190 feet into the Yarra River and died at a hospital. Arthur Freeman of Melbourne has been charged with the murder of Darcey Iris Freeman. He did not appear in court because police say he is psychologically unfit. A magistrate ordered him to be held while an investigation continues. He faces a maximum life sentence if convicted.

Police did not allege a motive but say Freeman was involved in a
custody battle with his wife over the couple's three children. He
had appeared in a family court on Tuesday and Wednesday. Authorities say the other children may have been in the vehicle at
the time of the alleged crime.


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