Jury Selection Begins in Case Accusing Georgia Dad of Murder in Son’s Hot Car Death

| April 12, 2016

Justin Ross Harris 35

COBB Co. – The jury selection process began Monday in the case against a Georgia father whose 22-month-old son died when he was left in a hot SUV.

Justin Ross Harris, 35, faces charges including murder for the June 2014 death of his son, Cooper, who police said died after he spent about seven hours in a car on a day when temperatures in Atlanta reached into the high 80s.

Harris was was also indicted on charges related to sexually explicit online exchanges prosecutors say Harris had with an underage girl from March 2014 through the day of Cooper’s death. Prosecutors say that Harris was having multiple online affairs, including with the underage girl, and argue that this shows he wanted to be free of his family, according to the Associated Press.

Harris faces eight charges total: Malice Murder, Felony Murder (two counts), Cruelty to Children in the First Degree, Cruelty to Children in the Second Degree, Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony and Dissemination of Harmful Material to Minors (two counts). Harris has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges

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  1. BROWNSKIN says:


  2. really says:

    Save some money wait til august and stick him in a car for 7 hours with the windows up.