Georgia Toddler that died in hot car had scratches on his Face

The Georgia toddler whose dad is accused of murdering him probably spent his last moments frantically trying to free himself from a tight car seat in a brutally hot SUV, according to police.

Troublesome details continue to emerge from the June 18 death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris, who died from hyperthermia after his father, Justin Ross Harris, left him locked in his car seat on a sweltering day when temperatures pushed toward 90 degrees.

Cobb Police Det. Phillip Stoddard testified at a bond hearing that Cooper had scratch marks on his face and abrasions on the back of his head, most likely indications the little boy was desperately trying to get out of his car seat.

Other information disclosed at Thursday’s court hearing included that Harris, 33, sent six sexually explicit emails, including a photo of his genitals, to women and a teenage girl, according to the Marietta Daily Journal.

Stoddard also testified the boy’s mother acted strangely calm on the day of her son’s death.

Her husband has claimed he accidentally left his son in the car after forgetting to drop him off at daycare.

33-year-old Georgia man who authorities believe left his toddler in a hot car on purpose had previously researched how to survive in prison and spent the day of his son’s death sending nude photos, a detective said Thursday.

“I think the evidence now is showing intent,” Cobb County Police Det. Phil Stoddard said at the hearing for Justin Ross Harris, according to the Associated Press.

Justin Ross Harris (AP Photo/Cobb County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department)
Harris (AP Photo)

Harris is charged with murder in connection with the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. A judge Thursday denied bond, AP reported.


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