Ross Harris Indicted on Murder, Seven Other Counts

| September 4, 2014

Suspect Ross HarrisCOBB COUNTY, GA — A grand jury has indicted Ross Harris on eight charges, including malice murder, two counts of felony murder, cruelty to children in the first and second degree, criminal attempt to commit a felony and dissemination of harmful materials to minors.

WSB in Atlanta reports the lead prosecutor entered the grand jury room just before 9 a.m. Thursday, and the grand jury issued the indictement around 11 a.m.

Harris, 33, is accused of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son, Cooper, inside his SUV for seven hours while he was at work. He is being held at the Cobb County Jail on no bond.

Harris told investigators he forgot to take his son to day care in the morning. Prosecutors say he stopped for breakfast with Cooper at a Chick-fil-A two minutes from where he parked for work at Home Depot.

In a probable cause hearing in July, detectives testified that Harris was in his office having explicit conversations with as many as six different women as his son died in the back seat of his car on a hot day.

Harris’ wife, Leanna, is not facing any charges in connection to her son’s death.

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  1. D. Miballzich says:

    Fry him.

  2. Deja Vu says:

    This is so reminiscent of the Casey Anthony trial. I’m still convinced the only reason she got off was an overreach by the prosecutor. Trying to prove the intentional premeditated malicious murder of a child is going to be very difficult. A lesser offense would be much easier to convict on, and would pretty much guarantee he would not get off.