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Hurricane Matthew causing delays in Justin Ross Harris trial

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The Justin Ross Harris trial in Glynn County will reconvene on Monday due to an abundance of caution caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Court personnel have been monitoring the storm's path and decided to postpone the trial until Monday.

Wednesday was another emotional day in court as pictures of Harris' son Cooper were shown to the jury as evidence. Harris kept his head down and his eyes covered as the pictures were shown.

After lunch, the Glynn County Sheriff was invited in to advise the court on pending weather.

The courthouse follows the same schedule as the schools. If schools get canceled then the court will close. And with schools canceled on Thursday and Friday, the court followed suit.

Meanwhile, Artiyka Eastland was a witness who saw Justin Ross Harris whip his car into the Akers Mill Shopping Center.

"He was frantic and he had yelled what have I done," Eastland said.

Ashleigh Womack was another witness that saw cooper's body on the ground.

"It's not something that you ever forget and just he didn't look like he was alive," Womack said.

Both women testified what they observed Harris at the scene in the moments after he pulled in.

"I thought it was odd that a parent wouldn't be on the ground with their child," Womack said. "I haven't had this baby yet and this is my first baby but I would imagine I would just be on the ground trying to do everything I could to put life back in my child."

"The franticness and then the being very calm and then turning around as if it was, not made up as if it wasn't sincere," Eastland said.

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