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Georgia Father Found Guilty in Son's Hot-Car Death

Justin Harris found guilty on all counts

(Newser) - A Georgia father has been found guilty of murder in the 2014 death of his toddler son who perished after being left in a hot car, the AP reports. A jury reached its verdict Monday in the trial of Justin Ross Harris. The former Home Depot web developer's 22-month-old... More »

Defense: Dad Committed No Crime in Son's Hot-Car Death

But it was definitely Harris' fault, lawyer says

(Newser) - A Georgia man charged with killing his toddler son wept in court Tuesday as his attorney told a jury the child's death two years ago inside a hot SUV is certainly the father's fault, but he committed no crime. Attorney Maddox Kilgore told jurors during the second day... More »

Prosecutor: Man Whose Son Died in Hot Car Had 'Double Life'

Georgia man accused of 'horrible, unimaginable' murder

(Newser) - A Georgia father left his 22-month-old son to die a lonely, agonizing death in the back of a hot SUV because he was unhappy with his family life and wanted to have sex with other women, a prosecutor alleged at the start of what is expected to be a grueling,... More »

Dad in Hot Car Death Indicted, Could Face Death Penalty

Justin Ross Harris indicted on 8 counts

(Newser) - Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia man accused of murder after fatally leaving his son in a hot car, has been indicted by a grand jury on eight counts, including malice murder, CNN reports. The other charges include two counts of felony murder and multiple counts of cruelty to children, and... More »

Boy's Final Hours in Hot Car Recreated

Toxicology report shows Cooper Harris wasn't sedated

(Newser) - Investigators in Georgia yesterday had the grim task of trying to recreate the horrific final hours of Cooper Harris, the 22-month-old boy whose father is accused of killing him by deliberately leaving him in a hot car. The investigators parked Justin Ross Harris' SUV in the same place he left... More »

Mom Now Faces Scrutiny in Hot Car Death

Leanna Harris' behavior puzzles investigators

(Newser) - Leanna Harris—unlike her husband —has not been charged in the death of her 22-month-old son in a hot car but investigators are puzzled by some of her behavior. Police say she had done online research on children dying in hot cars and on the day her son, Cooper,... More »

Dad Whose Son Baked in Car Parked 'Near Back of Lot'

A new batch of search warrants issued June 24 is released

(Newser) - A probable cause hearing yesterday revealed Justin Ross Harris exchanged sexually explicit messages and nude photos with six women—including one 17-year-old—as his 22-month-old son baked to death in a hot car, and the fresh details don't end there. This morning saw the release of a new batch... More »

Mom Arrested After Baby Saved From Hot Car

Leave a shoe as a reminder, safety groups urge

(Newser) - A 5-week-old baby in Slidell, La., is only alive today because somebody noticed the child in the backseat of a car outside a strip mall Monday afternoon and called 911, police say. A police officer used a device to unlock the vehicle and rescue the unconscious infant, who was sweating... More »

Cops: Toddler's Mom Also Researched Car Deaths

Leanna Harris has not been charged

(Newser) - Justin Ross Harris wasn't the only one who researched children dying in hot vehicles before his son died the same way—police say his wife, Leanna, researched the same subject. The mother of 22-month-old Cooper Harris "made similar statements regarding researching in car deaths and how it occurs,... More »

Dead Tot's Dad: I Looked Up Ways Kids Die in Hot Cars

Cooper Harris' mom supports husband, says she did similar research

(Newser) - The father who left his toddler inside a hot car for seven-plus hours has confirmed to police that he did Internet research on the very manner in which his son died . "During an interview with (Justin "Ross" Harris), he stated that he recently researched, through the internet, child... More »

Dad in Toddler's Car Death Can't Attend Funeral

Justin Ross Harris accused of murdering son Cooper

(Newser) - The funeral for 22-month-old Cooper Harris takes place today, and dad Justin Ross Harris won't be allowed to leave prison to attend, reports NBC News . The 33-year-old left his son in a hot car in a case that police in Georgia's Cobb County say wasn't "simple... More »

Dad Who Forgot Child in Car First Took Him to Breakfast

The two went to Chick-fil-A then drove less than a mile to Justin Ross Harris' work

(Newser) - New details are emerging in the case of the toddler who died inside his father's hot SUV last week, but they're not bringing much in the way of additional clarity as to how the child came to be left in the vehicle for hours. An updated arrest warrant... More »

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