Motions heard in hot car death trial - CBS46 News

Motions heard in hot car death trial

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COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Lawyers for the defense and prosecution presented a final series of arguments before Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley-Clark Friday, in advance of the hot car death case against Justin Ross Harris going to trial next month.

By that point, nearly two years and three months will have passed since Harris’ 22-month-old son Cooper was found dead in the back of his father’s hot car.  Harris is accused of leaving his son in that car on purpose.

Of the several motions considered by Judge Staley-Clark Friday, one involved the towing of Harris’ car to Brunswick, GA, where the trial will be held.  She approved that motion by the prosecution, which argued the car needed to be present for jurors to be able to see the murder weapon.

Jury selection will begin September 12, with the trial getting underway on October 3.  The case had to be moved to Glynn County, 330 miles southeast of Cobb County, because it was decided too many jurors in Cobb had already formed a strong opinion on the case.

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