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Morrison pleads not guilty to kidnapping his child

Zahkairi Morrison (Source: National Center for Missing or Exploited Children) Zahkairi Morrison (Source: National Center for Missing or Exploited Children)
Suspect, Ralph Waldo Morrison III (Source: National Center for Missing or Exploited Children) Suspect, Ralph Waldo Morrison III (Source: National Center for Missing or Exploited Children)

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The attorney for a man accused of kidnapping his 19-month-old daughter and stabbing her mother says no crime was committed when her client left with the toddler.

Police accuse Ralph Morrison III of wrecking his vehicle head-on into a car carrying his daughter, Zahkairi (zuh-CAHR'-ee) Morrison and her mother, Amaria Webster, near Tollette (TAHL'-et) on Sunday. They say Morrison stabbed Webster with an ice pick before fleeing with his daughter. Morrison turned himself in to authorities in Texarkana on Monday.

Attorney Jasmine Crockett says no kidnapping occurred because Morrison is Zahkairi's father. Crockett disputes police accounts of the alleged abduction and car crash.

Morrison pleaded not guilty to all charges Wednesday. Judge Tom Cooper increased Morrison's bond from $250,000 to $500,000. A trial date has been set for July 24.

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