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Dad Who Left Son in Hot Car Charged With Murder and Child Cruelty
Fox News Insider ^ | June 26, 2014 | Staff

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: dadleaveskisinhotcar; georgia; justinrossharris
Something tells me that had the Dad left $10,000 in cash in the car he would not have forgotten to drop the money off at the bank.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 5:52:51 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

i say if he did research this, we lock him in the hot car until he’s dead.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 5:56:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Second.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 6:04:40 PM PDT by American Quilter (Scott Gessler for governor of Colorado!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

If an accident it would be unforgivable; if purposeful, as it appears to be, it is evil incarnate.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 6:09:13 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: lbryce

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.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 6:25:30 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

This was not forgetfulness. It was premeditation disguised as forgetfulness.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 6:28:53 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: lbryce

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.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 6:29:40 PM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: luvbach1

What you said.

But I find it next to impossible to believe it was an accident.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 6:32:21 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: lbryce

One reason kids should not be in the back seat, too many die there.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 6:36:30 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: wideawake

there must have been life insurance on the baby


10 posted on 06/26/2014 6:51:17 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: lbryce

for years and years,how many times have we heard the excuse,”Oh,Darn,I Forgot I Had A Toddler In The Back Seat”??


11 posted on 06/26/2014 6:52:45 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: lbryce

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.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 7:06:03 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: silverleaf

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.

sick!


13 posted on 06/26/2014 7:10:00 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Slyfox

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.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 7:19:48 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: jocon307

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!!!!!!


15 posted on 06/26/2014 7:21:45 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: luvbach1
If an accident it would be unforgivable; if purposeful, as it appears to be, it is evil incarnate.

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.

16 posted on 06/26/2014 7:24:28 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
for years and years,how many times have we heard the excuse,”Oh,Darn,I Forgot I Had A Toddler In The Back Seat”??

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.

17 posted on 06/26/2014 7:25:04 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Kit cat
I believe that he saw a dog in a car in the parking lot at Home Depot

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.

18 posted on 06/26/2014 7:34:49 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Kit cat

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.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 7:43:15 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I’d like to know how long it takes for a grown man to die when he’s locked in a hot car...


20 posted on 06/26/2014 7:53:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: Secret Agent Man
i say if he did research this, we lock him in the hot car until he’s dead.

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?

21 posted on 06/26/2014 8:36:39 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: lbryce

closet case alert


22 posted on 06/26/2014 9:14:40 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: jocon307

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/fatal-distraction-forgetting-a-child-in-thebackseat-of-a-car-is-a-horrifying-mistake-is-it-a-crime/2014/06/16/8ae0fe3a-f580-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html


23 posted on 06/26/2014 11:57:03 PM PDT by ziravan (Choose Sides.)
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To: ziravan

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.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 3:18:20 AM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: jocon307
but the car seat should be facing forward.

Might as well not even bother with the car seat then. A baby small enough to need a reversed seat does not have the neck structure to survive much of an impact. YOUR peace of mind does not trump real safety.
25 posted on 06/27/2014 7:08:04 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ

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.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 9:17:15 AM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: ziravan
From the article:

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 don’t really like to . . .” she says.

She looks away. She won’t hold eye contact for this.

“The child pulled all her hair out before she died.”

27 posted on 06/27/2014 2:51:37 PM PDT by LucyT (zer0 is draining & overloading the system, in order to get the political change he wants.)
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To: MamaTexan

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.


28 posted on 06/27/2014 3:00:07 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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