Ross Harris indicted for murder in son's hot car death
Cooper Harris (left) and his father, Justin Ross Harris. AP photo
COBB COUNTY, GA (WXIA) - The attorney for Justin Ross Harris confirmed to our NBC affiliate WXIA his client has been indicted by a Cobb County grand jury. The indictments were delivered to a judge at 10:51 Thursday morning.
Harris faces eight counts: malice murder, two counts of felony murder, cruelty to children in the 1st degree, cruelty to children in the 2nd degree, criminal attempt to commit felony exploitation of children, and two counts of dissemination of harmful material to minors.
The Cobb County District Attorney is planning a 3:00 press conference.
Harris was arrested after his 22-month-old son Cooper was found dead in the back seat of a hot car on June 18. He was denied bond at a probable cause hearing, where investigators testified he sexted several women while Cooper died in the SUV parked outside his father's Home Depot office. Home Depot has since terminated Harris.
Harris, 33, has pleaded not guilty to charges of felony murder and second-degree child cruelty. He claimed he forgot to drop his son off at daycare the morning the boy died.