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Day 12: Justin Ross Harris courtroom tweets

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COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Day 12: CBS46's Vince Sims is in the courtroom as potential jurors are questioned for the trial of Justin Ross Harris. 

Harris is on trial in the death of his son, Cooper Harris.

Harris told investigators he forgot 22-month-old Cooper was in his car when he went to work on June 18, 2014. Cooper was found dead more than seven hours later.

This is the third week of jury selection in the case. The number of qualified potential jurors is at 31. They need between 40 to 60 people so they can start selecting a jury of 12 and alternates.

Tuesday morning attorneys found their first juror that knew nothing about the case before being called for jury duty.

"You are telling us you don't know literally don't know anything about this case," Defense attorney Maddox Kilgore asked.

"The first time I heard about this case is when I set in the jury room and it was read off," the juror answered.

But things have not gone so smoothly with the rest of the jurors.

"What is an opinion you've probably formed," Prosecutor Jesse Evans asked.

"A child died in a car that's not an opinion," a female juror answered.

That same juror wrote her beliefs on her questionnaire.

"Do you hold any views about the criminal justice system which you thought would influence your ability to be fair and impartial and your response was I think Ross Harris did it and that kind of sums up how you feel about it right," Kilgore asked.

Here are more tweets by CBS46's Vince Sims as he sits in on Day 12 of the trial:

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