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Warrant says dad checked car toddler died in


A new warrant issued in Cobb County claims that Justin Ross Harris went from his office to his car, placed something in it, shut the door, and went back into the office-- as his child baked inside.

WSB-TV reports that Harris and his son ate breakfast at  Chick-fil-A, and then the dad placed the 22-month-old Cooper into his car seat in the 2011 Hyundai Tucson, and drove to work, leaving Cooper inside.

Sources say that about lunchtime, Harris went back to the car and opened it.

Here is the text of the warrant issued Tuesday-    


Warrant No. 14-W-5669 Police Case No. 14051843a

Personally came P M Stoddard, who makes oath before a Magistrate of this Court that Justin Ross Harris (hereinafter called the accused) AKA: did, on 6/18/2014 at 04:23 PM at 2955 Akers Mill Rd, Atlanta in the County of Cobb, Georgia, commit the offense of CRUELTY TO CHILD 2ND DEGREE (F) violating O.C.G.A, Section 16-5-70(c),for that said accused did with criminal negligence causes a child under the age of 18 cruel or excessive physical or mental pain, to wit: said accused did place his 22 month old male son into a rear facing car seat of his 2011 Hyundai Tucson after eating at 2485 Cumberland Pkwy SE.

The car seat was centered on the rear seat of the Tucson. Said accused then drove to his place of employment, 2600 Cumberland Blvd, and left his son strapped into the vehicle while he entered work. During lunch said accused did access the same vehicle through the driver's side door to place an object into the vehicle. Said accused then closed the door and left the car, re-entering his place of business.

At 1616hrs said accused left work in his vehicle and pulled over at a shopping center on Akers Mill Rd asking for assistance with his child.

Child was found to be deceased at the scene after being in the vehicle for approximately 7 hours; on 6/18/2014 at 04:23 PM commit the offense of MURDER FELONY(F) violating O.C.G.A, Section 16-5-1, for that Said accused did commit the offense of HOMICIDE MURDER DURING COMMISION FELONY (F) violating O.C.G.A., section 16-5-1(c), for that said accused did commit the offense of murder when, in the commission of a felony, said accused did cause the death of another human being irrespective of malice, to wit: said accused did commit the felony offense of CRUELTY TO CHILD SECOND DEGREE, 16-5-70(c), by leaving a 22 month old male juvenile unattended in a parked vehicle for approximately 7 hours which resulted in the death of the juvenile; and affiant makes this affidavit that a warrant may issue for the arrest of the accused.



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