The tragic death of a 22-month-old toddler after he was left strapped into a car seat in extremely hot conditions for seven hours is raising more questions than answers. Leanna Harris, the child's mother, is now facing intense scrutiny, a July 7 report from CNN indicates.
On June 18, Justin Ross Harris left his son locked in a car for seven hours until the child died from the extreme heat. The negligent father apparently forgot to drop his son off at daycare. The 33-year-old Georgia man now faces charges of murder and child cruelty in the case. In this respect, Cobb County detectives warned that Justin Harris intentionally left his son in the car while he went to work, and for this reason he does not deserve bail for the crime.
Similarly, news sources also reported that the day of the tragedy, Harris purposely forgot to take his child to daycare, and then decided to leave him to bake to death in his car while he was at work. During his working hours, he reportedly was sexting with about 6 women.
Furthermore, it emerged that a week before the death of his son, the defendant visited websites that serve as instructive to survive in prison and others dedicated to adults who want to live a "kid-free" life.
Harris' wife, Leanna, is a 30-year-old dietitian, who two years ago moved to Cobb from Tuscaloosa, Ala. Police are currently investigating her role in the child's death, but so far, she has not been charged with any crimes. The Atlanta Journal Constitution explained that police said that, like her husband, she had researched children dying in hot vehicles prior to her son Cooper’s death, telling officers it was her “worst fear.”
Furthermore, police said that when Leanna Harris was informed of the incident, she did not show any reaction. At the boy's funeral, Leanna said she loves her husband and stands by him.
"Am I angry with Ross?" Leanna Harris told a crowd at the funeral. "Absolutely not. It has never crossed my mind. Ross is and was and will be, if we have more children, a wonderful father. Ross is a wonderful daddy and leader for our household. Cooper meant the world to him."