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Did this dad deliberately leave his son to die in a hot car on a sweltering day? Please say it isn't so.

By: Teresa Sousa
Canadian Living
Culture & Entertainment

Did this dad deliberately leave his son to die in a hot car on a sweltering day? Please say it isn't so.

By: Teresa Sousa
child car sear " Don't leave children in hot cars" Although I wish public service announcements such as this one was just a case of an over protective nation, I am sadly aware that they are all too necessary. It's happened before. Too many times. It continues to happen. Too many times. I truly believed that the parents and caregivers who have found themselves in these circumstances never intended to kill their children. I truly believed that they were overwhelmed with the responsibilities of their busy lives...that they 'forgot' the child was still strapped into the carseat when they walked away from the car for hours on end. As sad as that reality is, I truly believed that no parent would ever intentionally leave their child within the confines of a burning hot vehicle and leave them to die. That is... until now. On June 18th, a brutally hot and humid day in Alabama Georgia, Justin Ross Harris 'forgot' to take his son to daycare, drove to work and left him strapped to rear seat of his SUV. Even though his dad came back to the car on his lunch break, opened the driver's door and placed something inside, 22 month old Cooper Harris remained there for seven hours. Only after getting in his car and driving off after a full day of work did Justin acknowledge his son in the back seat. Investigators report that Justin had recently done an online search on how hot it needed to be for a child to be killed inside a locked car. After being questioned, he stated that he did that search because he was fearful that something like this could happen. He is being held at the Cobb County Jail without bail on murder and child endangerment charges. He was not allowed to attend his son's funeral. I'm speechless. There are no words. RIP little Cooper Harris. My thoughts are with you.
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Did this dad deliberately leave his son to die in a hot car on a sweltering day? Please say it isn't so.

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