Wife of Justin Ross Harris files for divorce - CBS46 News

Wife of Justin Ross Harris files for divorce

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

CBS46 has confirmed Leanna Harris, the wife of the man accused of leaving his son in a hot car to die, has filed for divorce.

Leanna Harris' lawyer, Lawrence Zimmerman, confirmed that he filed the papers in Cobb County Superior Court.

Justin Ross Harris is charged with murder, malice murder and child cruelty in the death of his son, 22-month-old Cooper, who was found hours after being left in an SUV on a hot day in 2014.

Justin Ross Harris told investigators he forgot Cooper was in his car when he went to work on June 18. Cooper was found more than seven hours later, dead in the car.

Prosecutors alleged Justin Ross Harris was unhappy at work and in his marriage, portraying him as an unfaithful husband who wanted a child-free life.

According to Detective Phil Stoddard, Justin Ross Harris had been sexting girls, one as young as 17 years old, throughout the day while he was at work. He messaged six women, sending and receiving explicit texts, some including nude images.

Zimmerman said the divorce filing is a private matter and he would not provide any further information.

Justin Ross Harris' trial is set to begin in April. 

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