*On Monday a judge couldn’t hit the gavel hard enough as he laid down the law and sentenced a Georgia man to life in prison for what jurors believe was an intentional act that ended up killing his young son.
36-year-old Justin Ross Harris, a web developer for Home Depot, was convicted by a jury in June of 2014 for charges that included malice murder of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. Harris claims he meant to take the boy to childcare, but says he rushed into his office and forgot the child was in the back seat of the SUV for his entire seven-hour-work day!
Investigators discovered Harris, who has a wife, had spent the day flirting with prostitutes online, and also in person with a teenage girl.
According to the Associated Press, due to the immense local and national media coverage, Superior Court Judge Mary Staley Clark decided after nearly three weeks of jury selection in April that pretrial publicity had made it too difficult to find a fair jury in Cobb County, where the boy died, and granted a defense request to relocate the trial.
Still, it only took four days before a jury from Glynn County, which is approximately 60 miles south of Savannah, came back with a guilty verdict on all eight counts against Harris with the sending of sexual text messages and photos to a teenage girl tacked on.
Life in prison seems too good for this scum.
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