Father who left son in hot car found guilty of murder

Justin Ross Harris
Justin Ross Harris, who is accused of intentionally killing his son in June 2014 by leaving him in the car in suburban Atlanta, stands during his murder trial Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, in Brunswick, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (WSAV) – After four days of deliberations, a jury in Brunswick finds Justin Ross Harris guilty on all counts in the death of his son in a hot car.

Just before his second birthday, Cooper Harris died in June 2014 in a parking lot outside Harris’s workplace in metro Atlanta.

Harris, who moved to Georgia from Alabama in 2012, told police he forgot to take the boy to daycare. But prosecutors say Harris intentionally killed his son to escape his family responsibilities at a time when Harris was pursuing sexual affairs outside his marriage.

The trial was moved to Brunswick due to pre-trial publicity.

A sentencing hearing is set for December 5 in Cobb County.

Originally published by our Media General sister station WSAV-TV