Judge Agrees to Move Hot SUV Death Trial – New Posts 2016

By: Associated Press
May 2, 2016

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP — The judge in the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die has granted a defense request to move the trial.

Attorneys for Justin Ross Harris had asked the judge to move the trial, arguing Monday that pretrial publicity has tainted the jury pool. Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day 22-month-old Cooper died in June 2014.

Prosecutor Chuck Boring argued that the fact that the defense has agreed that 36 of the jurors questioned are qualified to be in the jury pool shows that an impartial jury can be found in the metro Atlanta county where the child died.

Harris is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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2:15 p.m.

The judge overseeing the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die has told the prosecution and defense to try to reach an agreement on a handful of disputed potential jurors.

Attorneys for Justin Ross Harris had asked the judge to move the trial, arguing Monday that pretrial publicity has tainted the jury pool. Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day 22-month-old Cooper died in June 2014.

Prosecutors noted that they’d already agreed on about three dozen potential jurors qualified for the jury pool, saying that shows an impartial jury can be found in the metro Atlanta county where the child died.

Before taking a recess, the judge also asked both sides to consider the logistics if the trial is moved.

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11:45 a.m.

The judge in the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his son in a hot SUV to die is considering arguments from attorneys on both sides about whether the trial should be moved.

Attorneys for Justin Ross Harris asked the judge to move the trial, arguing Monday that pretrial publicity has tainted the jury pool. Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day 22-month-old Cooper died in June 2014.

Prosecutor Chuck Boring argued that the fact that the defense has agreed that 36 of the jurors questioned are qualified to be in the jury pool shows that an impartial jury can be found in the metro Atlanta county where the child died.

Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley said she hopes to announce a decision after a lunch break.

Harris is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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11:05 a.m.

A prosecutor in the case of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die argues that three weeks of jury selection have shown an impartial jury can be found.

Defense attorneys for Justin Ross Harris have asked the judge to move the trial, arguing that pretrial publicity has tainted the jury pool. Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day 22-month-old Cooper died in June 2014.

Prosecutor Chuck Boring argued that the fact that the defense has agreed that 36 of the jurors questioned are qualified to be in the jury pool shows that an impartial jury can be found in the metro Atlanta county where the child died.

Harris is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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10 a.m.

A defense attorney for a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die argues that extensive pretrial publicity has tainted the potential jury pool to the point that his client can’t receive a fair trial.

Justin Ross Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day 22-month-old Cooper died in June 2014.

Defense attorney Bryan Lumpkin argued Monday that even though many potential jurors said they would like to be fair and impartial, they also said they were leaning toward thinking Harris is guilty.

The arguments came during a hearing on a defense motion to move the trial away from the metro Atlanta county where the child died.

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6:35 a.m

A judge is expected to consider whether to move the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

Justin Ross Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day 22-month-old Cooper died in June 2014.

Harris’ attorneys filed a motion for a change of venue Friday afternoon, about three weeks into jury selection. They want the trial moved from Cobb County.

The attorneys said they don’t believe an impartial jury can be found in the county just northwest of Atlanta. They said the questioning of potential jurors has shown that pretrial publicity has led many to believe Harris is guilty.

Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley said she’ll hear arguments on the motion Monday morning.

Harris is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

By: Associated Press
April 15, 2016

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP — A judge has released five people from the pool of 250 potential jurors who could be asked to decide the fate of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot SUV.

WAGA-TV reports one of the reasons the judge released the jurors Friday was because of bias against the defendant. One juror had a language barrier and spoke Portuguese.

Thirty-five-year-old Justin Ross Harris faces charges including murder in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper.

Cobb County prosecutors have said Harris was unhappily married and was looking for an escape.

Defense attorneys say their client, who moved from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Georgia in 2012 to work for Home Depot, was a loving father and that the death was a tragic mistake.

By: Associated Press
April 12, 2016

ATLANTA (AP — Potential jurors for the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die filled out a 17-page questionnaire Tuesday to help the lawyers pick a qualified jury.

Police say 22-month-old Cooper died after spending about seven hours in the SUV on a hot day in June 2014. Justin Ross Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day his son died.

The questionnaires ask potential jurors whether they or someone they know has ever left a child or animal in a hot car, and about what news media coverage of the case they have seen.

The questionnaire notes the trial could last four to six weeks once opening statements begin.

By: Associated Press
April 11, 2016

ATLANTA (AP — Attorneys are set to begin sorting through potential jurors for the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the case of 35-year-old Justin Ross Harris. Police say 22-month-old Cooper died after spending about seven hours in the SUV on a hot day in June 2014.

Harris faces multiple charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day his son died.

Prosecutors have painted Harris as a man unhappy and unfaithful in his marriage who sought an escape and intentionally left the boy to die. Defense attorneys have called the boy’s death a tragic mistake that Harris will have to deal with for the rest of his life.

Harris is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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