Georgia Man Charged With Murder for Leaving Son to Die in Sweltering Car

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Justin Ross Harris, 33, was charged with felony murder after leaving his 22-month-old son, Cooper, in a sweltering car. (Credit: Cobb County Sheriff’s Office)

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A 33-year-old Georgia man has been charged with felony murder after leaving his 22-month-old son in a sweltering car on Wednesday, police said.

Justin Ross Harris, of Marietta, Ga., said he forgot that his son was in the backseat of Hyundai Tuscon, and left him strapped into a car seat for nearly seven

Cooper, 22-months-old, died in a hot SUV after spending 7 hours strapped in his car seat. (Credit: WSB-TV.com)
Cooper, 22-months-old, died in a hot SUV after spending 7 hours strapped in his car seat. (Credit: WSB-TV.com)

hours while he went to work, police said.

The child was left in 88-degree heat, and was discovered dead outside the Akers Mill Square shopping center in Marietta about 4:30 p.m., according to a copy of a warrant charging Harris with murder.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce told the Los Angeles Times that officers arrived to find a crowd circling Harris’ car.

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