Seventeen year old Florida Girlfriend has infant (Baby).
Despite a difficult childhood, Girlfriend reportedly tries hard to be a good mother.
Girlfriend has boyfriend (Boyfriend), who moves in with Baby and her.
Girlfriend becomes afraid of Boyfriend.
Twenty-one year old Boyfriend has considerable domestic violence arrest history.
Girlfriend seeks order of protection, but doesn’t properly follow through.
Girlfriends takes some measures to try to protect Baby.
Baby’s body is found on an Interstate.
Authorities believe Boyfriend threw Baby out of a car on the highway.
Boyfriend is on trial for first degree murder in Baby’s death.
While in court, Boyfriend allegedly waves to Girlfriend and tells her “I love you”.
Judge orders Boyfriend not to communicate with Girlfriend.
Boyfriend’s defense will apparently be based, at least in part, on the fact that Girlfriend spent some of her childhood in foster care and received child welfare services, and was committed for three days’ of mental health observation when she was nine years old.
Read more in this Tampa Bay [FL] Fox 13 TV news article: Judge orders McTear to avoid baby’s mom and this St. Petersburg [FL] Times article: Mother of slain baby Emanuel Murray: ‘I can’t believe he’s gone’.