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Police: Dad Sent Explicit Messages While Son Died in Hot Car
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:20:34 -0700

COBB COUNTY, Georgia (CNN)- Justin Ross Harris messaged six women, sending and receiving explicit texts — some including nude images — from work while his 22-month-old was dying in a hot car, a detective testified Thursday in the father’s hearing …

Tragic Accident or Murder in Hot Car Toddler Death?
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:47:06 -0700

COBB COUNTY, Georgia — What sounded like the most tragic of accidents — a dad absentmindedly leaving his toddler in the car on a scorching Georgia day — is now being treated by police as a horrific, and intentional, crime. Two new details were added to a revised Cobb County criminal warrant Tuesday: Not only did Justin Ross Harris put his son in the car minutes before arriving at work on June 18 ...

Police: Toddler’s death may not be simple case of being left in a hot car
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:01:06 -0700

Cobb County, Georgia, police say there is more to the story of a 22-month-old boy whose father says he accidentally forgot to drop the child off at daycare.

Toddler Dies in Hot Car: Mistake or Murder?
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:35:31 -0700

COBB COUNTY, Georgia (CNN)- What sounded like the most tragic of accidents — a dad absentmindedly leaving his toddler in the car on a scorching Georgia day — is now being treated by police as a horrific, and intentional, crime. …

New details in death of boy in car
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:22:30 -0700

Investigators release new information that sheds light on why they charged a Georgia man with murder and cruelty to a child in the death of his son.

Man claims he researched child deaths in vehicles because he was ‘fearful’
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 07:22:50 -0700

(CNN) — The suspect in a Georgia toddler’s death told police he used the Internet to research child deaths inside vehicles, a search warrant said. The father, Justin Ross Harris, 33, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and second-degree child cruelty in the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper Harris. The boy died after he […]

Words, Actions of Mother of Toddler Killed in Hot Car Called “Curious”
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:59:20 -0700

COBB COUNTY, Georgia (CNN)- Much of the focus in Cooper Mills Harris’ death has been on Justin Ross Harris, the father who failed to drop the toddler off at day care. The 33-year-old Georgia man faces charges of murder and …

Med. examiner says child left in hot car died of hyperthermia; dad faces murder charge
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:57:38 -0700

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A medical examiner in Georgia says hyperthermia was the cause of death for a toddler left for hours in his father’s SUV. The Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office says in a news release that toxicology results are still pending but that it believes the cause of death was hyperthermia and the […]

Mom Not a Suspect in Hot Car Baby Death Despite ‘Strange Behavior’
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 06:39:43 -0700

COBB COUNTY, Georgia – Much of the focus in Cooper Mills Harris’ death has been on Justin Ross Harris, the father who failed to drop the toddler off at day care. The 33-year-old Georgia man faces charges of murder and child cruelty in the case, but authorities have repeatedly mentioned the actions of his wife, Leanna. She has not been charged with any crime. Leanna Harris told CNN at the ...

Accident or murder in toddler's car death?
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:11:44 -0700

What sounded like the most tragic of accidents -- a dad absentmindedly leaving his toddler in the car on a scorching Georgia day -- is now being treated by police as a horrific crime. Two new details were added to a revised Cobb County criminal warra...