New information was released about the investigation into Justin Ross Harris, and it’s claimed that before little Cooper Harris died his father supposedly internet searched for “child deaths” in relation to car temperatures. But even without that piece of information one defense lawyer believes a part of Harris’ story does not hold up to scrutiny.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Harris also searched for information about how long it takes for an animal to die in a hot car during the summer. The man is in jail without bond and thus he missed Cooper’s funeral, but he was able to make a call from jail where he sounded quite upset. Harris’ wife is also standing by her husband, saying that there is no he purposefully murdered their son:
“Am I angry with Ross? Absolutely not. It has never crossed my mind. Ross is and was and will be, if we have more children, a wonderful father. Ross is a wonderful daddy and leader for our household. Cooper meant the world to him.”
But in a newly released arrest warrant police claim Harris had “recently researched child deaths in cars on the internet and what temperature it needs to be for that to happen.” When asked about these internet searches Harris responded that he feared this very scenario could happen to his own child. In response, police are searching his records and files on computers, cell phones, and any other electronic device.
This coming week a hearing will present more evidence gathered by police. Atlanta defense attorney Ray Guidice explains what will happen at this hearing:
“The judge is going to want to know from the state, from the prosecution, why is this man charged with first-degree murder, and why is it your position that I should deny him a bond?”
Warrants have indicated that this is the story Harris is telling police:
“Justin Ross Harris stated that he forgot his son was in the car when he went into work on June 18th. According to police, Harris came out to the car at lunch time and opened up the driver’s side door to put something inside, then went back into work. He left the office at 4:16 p.m., stopping a few miles later in a shopping center parking lot, where he called for help, screaming, ‘What have I done?'”
Guidice says that part of his story will be brought up by the prosecution:
“There is no question based on my experience, by the end of the afternoon when he opened that car door, there is going to be testimony that the temperature of that car and the odor of death would have hit him flush in the face right then.”
What do you think about the investigation into Justin Ross Harris based upon the evidence released publicly so far?