Prosecutors say a man unhappy in his marriage was sexting several women including a teenaged girl as his son died in a hot vehicle, in a criminal case that quickly gained attention across America.
Justin Ross Harris, 33, faces murder and child cruelty charges in the death of his 22-month-old son Cooper, who police say was left in a vehicle for about seven hours on a day when Atlanta experienced extreme temperatures.
The medical examiner’s office has said the boy died of hyperthermia, essentially overheating, and has called his death a homicide.
During the hearing, prosecutor Chuck Boring questioned a police detective at length, outlining evidence he said proves Harris intentionally left his young boy in the hot SUV on June 18.
Friends and family say Harris was a devoted and loving father who talked about his toddler son often. A judge declined at the end of the hearing to grant Harris bond, meaning he will remain in jail as of now.