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Georgian father Justin Ross Harris was convicted of murdering 22-month-old son Cooper Harris by leaving him in a heavy SUV in 2014
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Justin Ross Harris’ parents
Justin Ross Harris’ parents are speaking out – saying their son didn’t want to kill his son by leaving him in a hot car.
“Anyone in the family you talk to would say Justin just didn’t do it – not on purpose,” his mother, Evelyn Harris, told CBS-46.
Justin Ross Harris Age
Harris, 39, was convicted of murdering his 22-month-old son Cooper in 2016. He is serving a life sentence.
Harris brought Cooper to Chick-Fil-A for breakfast on June 18, 2014. After eating, Harris neglected to take Cooper to his regular daycare. Instead, he went to his job as a web designer for Home Depot and locked the car doors while he worked. Temperatures reached nearly 90 degrees that day. When Harris got home from work, Cooper was dead.
Harris has been charged with eight criminal offenses, including malicious murder, cruelty to children, and criminal attempt to commit a felony. He had not pleaded guilty to all counts.
Prosecutors said Harris killed his son so he could have sex with as many women as possible.
During the trial, detectives made several explosive statements against Harris, alleging that he texted sexually-oriented texts with six different women on the day his son died. One of the people he allegedly sexted was only 16 years old.
Police also said Harris visited prostitutes, one of whom testified against him during the trial.
However, the defense team argued that Cooper’s death was a tragic accident and that Harris had no intention of killing his young son.
Harris was convicted of all charges
A jury joined the prosecution and Harris was convicted of all charges. He was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.
However, in an appeal filed the following year, Harris’ legal team argued that the adverse statements made it “absolutely impossible” for the 39-year-old to get a fair trial. The motion said the court precluded Harris’s defense from attacking the credibility of police officers involved in the investigation.
Harris’ request for a new trial will be finalized in December. Supreme Court Justice Mary Staley Clark has set three days to hear Harris’ motion for a new trial on December 14 and 16.
Harris’s parents told CBS-46 that their son realized he might not be released from jail, but are hopeful his situation can serve as an alert to others. “He said, ‘If a child lives because of me, I’m fine,” “Evelyn Harris told the station.