Skip to comments.Dad Who Left Son in Hot Car Charged With Murder and Child Cruelty
Posted on 06/26/2014 5:52:51 PM PDT by lbryce
A Georgia man has been charged in the death of his 22-month-old son after he left the boy in a hot car for seven hours. Justin Ross Harris told police that he forgot to drop his son off at daycare before going to work.
However, investigators say they have evidence that indicates Harris is lying. Sources tell FOX 5 Atlanta that someone used his work computer to search how long it would take for an animal to die in a car.
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i say if he did research this, we lock him in the hot car until he’s dead.
If an accident it would be unforgivable; if purposeful, as it appears to be, it is evil incarnate.
What is it with their culture that would allow them murder his own child?
We see this time and time again during the summer months, a busy mom or dad who murders their own baby leaving it in a hot car.
This was not forgetfulness. It was premeditation disguised as forgetfulness.
Kids dying in hot cars was not at epidemic proportions before air bags forced babies to the rear seat where a parent can easily forget a sleeping baby when they exit the car.
What you said.
But I find it next to impossible to believe it was an accident.
One reason kids should not be in the back seat, too many die there.
there must have been life insurance on the baby
for years and years,how many times have we heard the excuse,”Oh,Darn,I Forgot I Had A Toddler In The Back Seat”??
I read a very sad tale, maybe linked to from here maybe not, about a woman who left her child in the car and the baby died. I think, maybe, in that case it was truly an accident.
OK, people say how can that happen, but I think we all know we can all make really big mistakes, pretty much at any time,and of course at the worst time, and we just thank God when we do not.
So, I don’t know.
There is certainly some big suspicion on this man now, is he guilty of a heinous crime, is he about to be railroaded? I am glad I am not the one to judge.
Or maybe not.
If he wants to divorce, he can do so but would still be saddled with child support. This way he could divorce without it.
KIds have to be in back seats so they won’t be killed by the air bags -which of course were supposed to save lives.
Law of unintended consequences.
This man worked at HomeDepot they say they found on his WORK computer information on how long it would take for a dog to die in a hot car. I believe that he saw a dog in a car in the parking lot at Home Depot
and was concerned about the time the dog had been in the car. I think
this man is going to be railroaded!!!! It is a horrible situation but if he wasn’t used to dropping the child off at daycare it COULD happen unfortunately!!!!!!
If what has came out so far is true it is about as evil as evil gets. If the website look up account is true he has to be dumb as a rock stupid to think everything would not be checked out.
That said unintentional acts can happen not by malice but by a miscue in a persons brain during their train of thought doing a task telling them they completed a task that they didn't. A simple interruption can trigger it. It's how houses burn down from things like stove left on a person can swear under oath they didn't do it deliberately and pass a polygraph. The brain thinks the person did the task. The person believes what the brain has said. Usually it's minor non important task this happens with. But it can happen with any task.
Were seeing more and more distractions in today's faster paced world. Car designs as someone mentioned doesn't help matters nor does the Nanny State Laws of kids being placed in the back seat. Kids belong in a vehicle where parent driver can see them. Put in a turn off airbag option. But the law is not satisfied. The newer vehicles places drivers in a body facing forward locked in place position with limited neck movement as well many times due to built in non removable head rest. A kid can choke and a parent not see it happening. I hate cars of today so much I refuse to own one. I'll drive an older pick up or an older van. I want clear field of vision. When cars are built to where to even look straight behind you it takes a camera that is a major design flaw.
More often than we hear "Oh, Darn, I forgot I left the baby and car seat on the car roof!". Why either situation happens is beyond my comprehension.
So? Why was he doing research instead of:
paging the customer,
contacting his manager,
calling the police or
(if the dog was in distress) breaking out the window?
If it was just curiosity, he should have satisfied it after he got home.
It makes him look quite suspicious.
Yes, Kit cat! I don’t know I don’t know.
I wish I could remember better about the article I read, but I won’t be able to.
People do mess up like this. Like I said, I only thank God i never did. I always remember how my heart would fill with anxiety at the last couple of weeks of school (right about now in the calender) because the schedule would be all crazy.
I never did cause the death of my child but I know from my own knowledge that good people have most mistakenly done this.
If I ever did, please put me jail, because if you leave me free I will be UNDER the bed with a bottle of whiskey and NO I won’t come out.
I’d like to know how long it takes for a grown man to die when he’s locked in a hot car...
Normally I would say that no animal deserves that, but if as you say it turns out that he did research it, I would classify him as a special kind of animal and withdraw my objections. With one caveat that is, could we put a bucket or two of fire ants in the car with him for company?
closet case alert
Thanks for the link. That is a devastating article. My heart really hurts for those people. I really think putting those car seats backwards is just an awful idea. We drove my grandson when his seat was like that and it made me nuts not being able to keep an eye on him, literally.
And yes, when they are very little you’d never know they were there with the seat backwards. I can see the point of having the child in the backseat, but the car seat should be facing forward.
And yet, amazingly, babies have travelled millions of miles in cars, before car seats, with car seats in the front, with front facing car seats in the back.
You can’t remove every shred of danger from life and the addition of airbags, which may have improved safety overall, made things much more dangerous for kids.
I would put my child in a front facing seat, and on its belly to sleep too. Just as I did in the past.
The answer to the problem, Fennell believes, lies in improved car safety features and in increased public awareness that this can happen, that the results of a momentary lapse of memory can be horrifying.
What is the worst case she knows of?
I dont really like to . . . she says.
She looks away. She wont hold eye contact for this.
The child pulled all her hair out before she died.
Agreed. Are we to believe that he was more concerned about the possibility of a dog dying in a parked car than he was about his own child? It does seem suspicious.