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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Georgia father has been charged with felony murder in the death of his 22-month-old son after the boy was left inside a mini-SUV for hours on a 92 degree day. Police believe Justin Ross Harris, 33, left his son Cooper in the vehicle intentionally before heading to his job as a web developer at a Home Depot corporate office and returned to the vehicle at least once during the work day. Some people are rallying behind Harris and claim the police are wrongly charging him for a tragic accident.

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CNN reports that an average of 38 children die across the United States annually after being left in a hot car, with 44 deaths reported nationally last year, according to kidsandcars.org, a national nonprofit devoted to vehicle safety. In Atlanta, more than 22 children have died this way since 1990.

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Considering the circumstances, the charge is excessive. Manslaughter would be more reasonable.

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#1 | Posted by Dave at 2014-06-25 05:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

I can't find where it says what level of murder charge. There's no way they are charging murder one unless they are only hoping for a plea deal.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-06-25 05:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

Maybe he just drove the kid around so much he forgot he was there. You know, like a gun in your carry-on at the airport.

#3 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-06-25 06:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

It appears now that they have evidence he went out to his car over the noon hour and put something in the passenger seat.

This is looking more and more premeditated.

#4 | Posted by Sycophant at 2014-06-25 06:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

Those parking lot surveillance cameras usually nab blah scallywags, but sometimes they witness murderous white guy, too!

#5 | Posted by john47 at 2014-06-26 11:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

I'm also hearing he ate breakfast with the kid a few minutes earlier.

#6 | Posted by boaz at 2014-06-26 04:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

Fry him.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-06-26 06:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

This is one sick perverted dude if he could kill his son. My guess is there is a lot of background yet to be made public or discovered.

#8 | Posted by Robson at 2014-06-26 11:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

Well, his explanation for googling "how long can an animal live in a hot car" better be good. guy should have given the kid up before roasting the poor little fella.

#9 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2014-06-27 02:47 AM | Reply | Flag:

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