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A Georgia father was found guilty of murder in his son's hot car death

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A Georgia father was found guilty of murder in his son's hot car death

WATCH | Justin Ross Harris, who is accused of intentionally killing his 22-month-old son in June 2014 by leaving him in the car in suburban Atlanta, was found guilty Monday. 

A jury Monday found a Georgia father guilty of murder in the 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, who he left outside in a hot car. 

According to phone records, Justin Ross Harris, 35, was sexting with six women on the same day.

His son, Cooper, died of a heat stroke after being left in the car in suburban Atlanta for seven hours. 

Harris was found guilty of three counts of murder and two counts of cruelty to children in connection with Cooper's death.

This is one of those occasions where actions speak louder than words.
Cobb County Assistant DA Chuck Boring

In addition to those charges, he was also found guilty of three counts related to sending lewd material to underage girls. 

Harris showed little reaction or remorse when the verdict was read, according to CNN


During deliberations, Cobb County prosecutors argued that he had intentionally locked Cooper in the car so he would no longer have family responsibilities. 

They argued that Cooper's car seat was clearly visible and Harris' actions could be chalked up to a lapse in memory. The defense's key witness was Harris' ex-wife and Cooper's mother, Leanna Taylor. 

"Cooper was the sweetest little boy. He had so much life in him. He was everything to me," Taylor told jurors.


Harris' lawyers, however, argued that it was a tragic accident.

After the verdict was read, jurors told the prosecution that the evidence against Harris weighed heavily on their decision, according to CNN. 

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