Justin Ross Harris, the father who is accused of leaving his 22-month-old son Cooper to die in a scorching hot SUV on June 18th, instructed family members on how they could collect his son’s $27,000 life insurance policy, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Search warrants released on Friday (July 4) reveal that “through the investigation Harris has made comments to family members regarding a life insurance policy that he has on Cooper and what they need to do in order to file for it.” The comments were allegedly made by Harris while he was being held in jail, according to the Journal-Constitution. Other search warrants that were released echoed information revealed during a hearing held on Thursday, during which Harris appeared on charges of murder and child cruelty, seeking bond. It was revealed during testimony at that hearing that Justin Ross Harris and his wife, Leanna, had a total of $27,000 in two life insurance policies on their son.
The revelations come only a day after it was revealed that Justin Ross Harris was sexting with “multiple” women, including one 17-year-old girl, in the hours before his son died in a hot car on a 90 degree day. As The Inquisitr previously reported, Harris’ dilemma has been filled with details that have rocked the case as they come to light, potentially incriminating Harris and his wife in their son’s death. While at work on the day his son died, Harris used a smartphone messaging app named Kik to send naked photos of himself to six different women.
Cobb County Police Detective Phil Stoddard testified Thursday that authorities have “only scratched the surface” in regards to searching Justin Ross Harris’ computers, MailOnline reports. According to Stoddard, computer searches have so far revealed that Harris visited multiple websites seeking information that could be related to his son’s death. Harris reportedly searched Reddit for articles that describe life without children, and also for videos that show people dying. Harris also viewed a video that showed how animals die in hot cars, and searched for articles about prison life.
Justin Ross Harris did not call 911 following his son’s death, but was seen talking on his cellphone by witnesses. After a bystander called emergency services, Harris and his wife were questioned by police. According to the search warrants, “During the interview Harris stated that leaving his son in a hot car was his biggest fear,” and that he had recently “viewed a television show concerning child deaths in cars.”
After hearing evidence from both sides, the judge found that Justin Ross Harris and his wife had probable cause, and bond was denied.
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