Mom in hot car death pushed on dad’s double life

FILE- This Oct. 3, 2016, file photo shows Justin Ross Harris listening to jury selection during his trial at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. The trial of Harris, accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die, is being put on hold as Hurricane Matthew heads toward the Georgia coast where he is being prosecuted. Multiple news outlets report a judge said the trial of Justin Ross Harris would be in recess Thursday and Friday and then resume Monday. (Stephen B. Morton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool, File)

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) – A prosecutor is pressing the ex-wife of a Georgia man about how well she really knew him before their toddler son died in a hot SUV.

Justin Ross Harris is charged with murder in the 2014 death of his 22 -month-old son, Cooper. His ex-wife, Leanna Taylor, testified Monday as a defense witness that Harris wouldn’t have left the child to die intentionally.

But prosecutor Chuck Boring pressed Taylor on cross-examination about how little she knew of her then-husband’s “double life.” Evidence has shown that around the time of the boy’s death, Harris had met a prostitute for sex and was sending sexual text messages to a teenage girl.

Taylor said she and Harris had been in counseling for sex-related problems but she didn’t know “the depth” of his deceptive behavior.




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