Dad left son to die in hot car ‘on purpose’
A DAD who left his toddler son strapped into a car seat for seven hours on a boiling hot day has been found guilty of leaving him to die on purpose.
Justin Ross Harris, 35 ( above), told police after pulling his lifeless son from the car in Georgia, US, that it was a terrible accident.
But cops found the death suspicious – from the short drive during which Harris said he forgot about his son to the fact he returned to his SUV once without noticing the boy.
After a month-long trial and four days of deliberations, a jury sided with authorities and convicted Harris of malice murder – concluding not only that he should be held criminally responsible, but that he left 22-month-old Cooper to die on purpose.
Harris said he forgot to drop his son off at day care on June 18 2014, instead driving straight to his job as a web developer, not realising Cooper was still in his car seat.
He will be sentenced on December 5. IN flight, bats’ hearts beat 1,000 times a minute.