BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) – Jury deliberations are entering their fourth day in the trial of a Georgia man charged with murder after his toddler son died in a hot car.
Jurors are scheduled to resume weighing evidence Monday morning in the case against Justin Ross Harris. The metro Atlanta web developer is charged with malice murder and other crimes in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper.
Prosecutors used the month-long trial to make a case that Harris intentionally killed his son to escape from family responsibilities while he sought sexual affairs outside his marriage. Defense attorneys say Harris, who moved to Georgia from Alabama in 2012, loved his son and the boy’s death was a tragic accident.
The jury deliberated Tuesday through Thursday last week without reaching a verdict.