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Experts: Justin Ross Harris' comments show no remorse

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Experts weighed in on the alleged statements made by defendant Justin Ross Harris shortly after he was arrested in the death of his 22-month-old son.

Seasoned Cobb County detective Phil Stoddard said Harris told him he had no malicious intent when Stoddard mentioned his charges.

"It was an unusual statement. It was something I'd never heard from a defendant before," said Stoddard. 

Attorney Melanie Davis said the statement sounds rehearsed and he should have used a different choice of words.

"I'd advise him to say something along the lines of, 'I didn't mean to leave my son in the car...it was an accident,'" said Davis.

She said that type of response would show compassion for losing his son, who was found dead in the back seat of a hot car.

Body language expert Susan Constantine agreed, telling CBS46 Harris' phrasing shows no remorse.

A trial date for Harris hasn't been set. He's due back in court in October for pretrial motions. 

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