Dad in Ge­or­gia hot car death charged with mur­der

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

AT­LANTA (AP) — More than two months after his son’s death in a hot car, a Ge­or­gia man who pros­e­cu­tors say sat in his of­fice ex­chang­ing nude pho­tos with women while his son lan­guished for hours was charged with mur­der on Thurs­day.

A Cobb County grand jury in­dicted Justin Ross Har­ris on mul­ti­ple charges, in­clud­ing mal­ice mur­der, felony mur­der and cru­elty to chil­dren. The mal­ice mur­der charge in­di­cates that pros­e­cu­tors be­lieve that Har­ris in­ten­tion­ally left his son Cooper in the hot car to die.

The eight-count indictment also in­cludes charges re­lated to sex­u­ally ex­plicit ex­changes pros­e­cu­tors say Har­ris had with an un­der­age girl.

Har­ris has been in jail since his ar­rest the day his 22-month-old son died. Har­ris’ lawyer, Mad­dox Kil­gore, did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to a phone mes­sage and email seek­ing com­ment.

Har­ris has told po­lice he was sup­posed to drive his son to day care the morn­ing of June 18 but drove to work with­out re­al­iz­ing that the child was strapped into a car seat in the back.

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