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Friend: Justin Ross Harris wanted help for issues with porn

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BRUNSWICK, GA (CBS46) -

Billy Kirkpatrick is a friend of Justin Ross Harris from Tuscaloosa. As a long time friend, he testified Harris opened up to him about his issues with porn and wanted his help.

"He asked me to be his Covenant Eyes partner which is a software which allows me to see any questionable sites he looks at," Kirkpatrick said.

He also testified that he hung out socially with him, Leanna, and Cooper. Kirkpatrick said Harris was very caring of Cooper.

"Cooper was actually very, very sick that night and Ross in my opinion was incredibly loving and doting and some men are not that good with their kid during a football game but he didn't really care about anything else," Kirkpatrick said.

That fit with the last question the defense asked him.

"Have you ever known Ross in any setting to speak about his son in anyway conveying malice or hatred," Defense attorney Maddox Kilgore asked.

"No sir exactly the opposite," Kirkpatrick answered.

But prosecuting attorney Chuck Boring called Kirkpatrick's testimony rehearsed. He questioned when Harris came to him for help.

"He didn't come to you until he gets in trouble right," Boring asked.

"Yes," Kirkpatrick said.

"2013 he gets busted by Leanna then he comes to you and tells you I've got a problem with pornography right," Boring said.

Kirkpatrick explained they dealt with the issue constantly and not just when he got caught.

Boring seemed irritated the witness forcefully checking off items on his notes because he was able to defend all Harris' actions.

"He wanted to be the center of attention," Boring asked.

"Yep," Kirkpatrick said.

"He was very worried about perception you would agree with that," Boring asked.

"Yep which would be consistent with what anybody else that knows him for five minutes would say," Kirkpatrick said.

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