By Amir Vera, CNN
(CNN)In 8 years It's been many years since the 22-month-old Cooper Harris died in a hot car.
Since then, the twists and turns of the incident surrounding Cooper's father, Justin Ross Harris, have left the infant in the car for seven hours and have attracted public attention.
According to investigators' testimony, Harris also sexted multiple women (some of whom were minors at the time) while his son was trapped in a car. It was revealed.
So how did this case end here?
Summer 2014: Infant dies and a blatant message emerges
On June 18, 2014, Harris puts Cooper in a rear-facing child seat. I tied it up and got off the car. Nearby Chick-fil-A family home.
Then, instead of dropping his son in day care, he worked at the Home Depot, a web designer. He parked and went inside, but Cooper remained tied to the car for the next seven hours.
Harris allegedly dropped in at the car early that afternoon and cleaned up the light bulbs he had purchased. But it wasn't until that afternoon when he was driving to a nearby cinema that Harris claimed to have noticed that his son was still in the car. He pulled the child's body from the SUV and pulled it into the parking lot of a shopping center. According to
records, mercury exceeded 92 degrees Celsius that day, and police said the temperature was 88 degrees Celsius when the boy was declared dead in a parking lot not far from his father's workplace. I am saying.
"Justin said he was afraid this might happen," the warrant read.
Investigators also sent a message to multiple women (some underage) while Harris was called by another name on a social media site and his son died in the car. I found that I was sending it. According to Stoddard, some of the messages were blatant and included nude images.
By September 2014, Harris had been charged by a grand jury with eight charges, including two, a malicious murder and a felony murder.
The other five accusations against Harris include one atrocities against children, two atrocities against children, attempted crimes attempting felony (sexual exploitation of minors), and And two counts of toxic diffusion. Minors.
Infant mothers demand privacy in the aftermath
At that time, Harris was married to Lina Harris. Two waters in May 2006.
She was not charged in connection with the death of her son.
"Am I angry with Ross?" She said then. "Never. It never exceeded my heart. Ross is a great father if we have more children. Ross is a great dad and leader for our home. Cooper is for him. Meaning the world. "
In most cases, Harris stood by her husband for eight years. This caught the attention of the police in 2014.
For example, one detective testified that she asked her husband, "Did you overstate?" In a police interview room after he was arrested, she also told her son's day care employee that Cooper was not dropped that morning, she said, "Ross drives him. I must have left it in. " Police also said parents searched the internet for how hot the car had to be to kill the child.
Harris finally demanded privacy through her lawyer.
The only questions Zimmerman asked were:
She answered "no" to these three questions and the result was her. Showed that there was no deception in the answer.
Zimmerman said the client was "concerned that the district attorney could try to level her charges against her."
The time to trial includes additional fees and venue changes
Justin Ross Harris's sexting discussion begins It was October 2015.
The prosecution said sexting-related accusations helped establish motives-Harris wasn't happy at home and wanted to be freed from his responsibilities for marriage and paternity. Harris's defense lawyer, H. Maddock Skillgore argued that the accusations that Harris sent sexually explicit material to minors had nothing to do with his claim that he had deliberately killed his son.
"(Harris) was responsible for effectively showing the possibility of prejudice due to the mass promotion, so he would not just file a proceeding in Cobb County." Mr Starry said.
Fall 2016: Trial begins, infant mother becomes primary witness
Harris' trial begins in October 2016 and lasts almost five weeks It was done.
Attorneys claimed that Harris was responsible for the death of his son, but it was not true that he intentionally killed the boy in a sultry SUV.
The prosecutor claimed that evidence showed that Harris had the motive to kill his son. He and his wife had problems with intimacy, and his wife even told the stand that he had a hard time with pornography.
Despite all the problems, Lina Harris (now Lina Taylor) served as an important witness to the defense. Taylor described Harris as a "very involved" parent who loved their son. In her mind, the only possible explanation behind the death of her son was that Harris "forgot" Cooper and accidentally left him in the car.
Summer 2022: Georgia Supreme Court overturns murder conviction
The Georgia Supreme Court's June 2022 opinion is Harris's out-of-marriage To the jury who ruled that the evidence submitted by the sexual relations prosecutor had an unreasonable detrimental effect.
Evidence of Harris' intentions when leaving Cooper in the car said, "But the jury is likely to conclude that the appellant is such." A person who engages in other morally repulsive acts (such as painfully killing a child in a hot car) and deserves punishment.
The evidence presented to prove Harris' intent was "not overwhelming, so it is possible that misleading sexual evidence did not contribute to the jury's conviction." It's not expensive, "the court said.
The Cobb County District Attorney's Office will file a motion to reconsider the judgment in the court, the office said in a statement following its opinion.
Harris's other beliefs related to the text remain the same. He was sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison for those charges.