Georgia Supreme Court overturns Ross Harris’ murder conviction in son’s hot car death – WSB-TV Channel 2

Georgia Supreme Court overturns Ross Harris murder conviction in son’s death in hot car The court delivered its opinion on Wednesday morning.

COBB COUNTY, Georgia – The Supreme Court of Georgia has overturned the murder of Ross Harris in the driving death of his son Cooper.

The court delivered its opinion on Wednesday morning. The court upheld Harris’s conviction for sex crimes against a teenager.

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‘Supreme Court overturned convictions of Justin Ross Harris for murder and other crimes related to the death of his infant son, Cooper, in a hot car, because the jury ‘heard and saw a large amount of evidence incorrectly allowed “”, depending on the version.

The Cobb County District Attorney’s Office announced plans to file a motion for reconsideration in the Harris case.

Harris, who moved from Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the Atlanta area for work in 2012, told police he forgot to drop his son off at daycare on the morning of June 18, 2014, driving straight to his job as a web developer for Home Depot without remembering that Cooper was still in his car seat.

Cooper died after sitting for about seven hours in the back seat of the vehicle outside his father’s office in suburban Atlanta, where temperatures that day reached at least the 80s.

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Harris, 41, was convicted in November 2016 of eight counts, including malicious murder in the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. A judge sentenced him to life without the possibility of parole and an additional 32 years in prison for other crimes.

Harris appealed his first-degree murder and child cruelty convictions earlier this year.

In his appeal, Harris and his attorneys argued that the evidence presented at trial was insufficient and that the trial focused too much on his extramarital, and sometimes illegal, sexual activities.

In the 134-page majority opinion written by Chief Justice David E. Nahmias and five other justices, the court found that much of the sexual activity evidence was inadmissible on the related charges. upon Cooper’s death.

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