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Posted on 07/03/2014 12:52:33 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
MARIETTA, GA. A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday.
Cobb County Police Detective Phil Stoddard testified at a hearing that evidence showed Justin Ross Harris was practically leading a double life and should not be granted bond. Stoddard described the evidence police have suggesting Harris, who is charged with murder, killed his 22-month-old son Cooper intentionally.
Harris and his wife had two life insurance policies for the toddler, one for $2,000 and one for $25,000. Furthermore, Harris' wife had become unhappy with her husband's spending habits, Stoddard said.
Rut Roh.These to wackos will soon fry.
I have not heard about the mother, what is the story on her?
Will the death penalty be applicable here should charges be filed?
3:09 p.m. ET: Harris’ wife “is still attentive during this questioning. She is also chewing gum.” — HLN producer Natisha Lance
She’s supposedly in on it too.
My question here is whether the daycare center tried to contact her that morning to report that her son never got dropped off.
They could have given the toddler up for adoption. BASTARDS! They should feel the full force of the law......................
I wonder how long she sticks to her story now that she’s discovered how her husband was sexting other women while at work that day.
Nice to see that she can do two things at the same time.
Fox News reported that he went out to his car at lunchtime...presumably to check on the child and see if he was dead yet.
Not so sure. I’ve been watching the hearing and my opinion changed a lot on the defense questions. The lead case detective said a lot of things he used his position and demeanor to bolster.
On defense he was argumentative and arrogant and his deductions on a lot of things are what I’d call a bias. He is basing his whole case on the husbands online sexting
They, Cobb County first filed 1st degree child abuse, then 2nd degree and when the case lead latched onto the sexting they went to murder. Finally my impression of the detective is that he was unbelievably specific when it suited him but combative and Talking over the defense lawyer and fell back on no details because he hasn’t had time to review the tons of evidence.
At this point I’m not convinced of premeditated murder
I’m thinking that the wife was in on it with him — she goes the whole day without ever calling hubby and asking him if he dropped their toddler off okay.
And the daycare??? Nobody called the daycare — all day???
Poor child never had a chance, the media has not said hardly anything about the mother. Sounds like both parents need to be strapped in a hot car.
My bad. Somehow I thought this was in KY.
I can completely understand a frantic parent making a mistake, but going into bars, or casinos or strip joints or texting naked pics are not mistakes....its deliberate negligence...
who wants to see that naked?
people are so strange.
Here from the Daily Mail:
Investigators told the court that when Leanna Harris met her husband at the police station she asked:
‘Did you say too much?’
My husband, being of Irish descent and quite an expert on the issue of revenge, has several ideas for what should be done with this monster.
“who wants to see that naked?
people are so strange.”
Some people are strange AND wicked. Probably what turned some of them on even more was the texts describing what he was up to.
At this point Im not convinced of premeditated murder
Two life insurance policies out on YOUR BABY????? Who the hell does that???
I would have taken that baby. Along with a hundred thousand other families. Anyone to do that to a child — and what, at lunch the child still had a pulse so he went back to work for more sexting??
Hell is about five levels too good for this monster.
I’d love to be on the jury that will hear this case (assuming he doesn’t reach some sort of plea bargain). We’d set a new record for “fastest guilty verdict.”
According to witnesses, she then said her husband must have left the toddler in the car.
Now why would her mind go immediately to that???
I watched all today’s testimony. The policies are, along with, “financial difficulties” are motives according to the detective. What isn’t written in the newspapers is one was through his work and $2k Many companies have free policies as a benefit. That said they did buy $25k. I bought $20K for all my kids.
More disturbing is the detectives TESTIMONY for prosecution they said the couple had “financial difficulties”. On cross his TESTIMONY was shown to be without merit. No bank statements no collections NOTHING. ONLY THE DETECTIVE INTENTIONALLY MISINTERPRETING A QUESTION ABOUT “financial difficulty” to the wife and her answer “ no more than any other couple” as verified financial difficulty. He was ridiculous and combatively equivocating.
This tells me the detective and CCPD developed the theory and have only presented real evidence and putting of anything they can’t or won’t answer with “we have not reviewed all the evidence”
There is a lot more wrong with the case I saw. It will all come out after full discovery. I predict they won’t make premeditated felony murder stick
They wouldn’t have gotten the insurance money. Of course, it wouldn’t take Edward G. Robinson to see through this insurance scam...
They should get the maximum sentence allowed by the law of their state. This is disgusting. They are animals....no lower than animals.....................
My kids are 6, 5, 3, and 20 months...I had to hug each of them after hearing about this story. How anyone could make to suffer such a innocent gift from God is beyond my ability to comprehend. Pure evil is all I can come up with. Give them both the death penalty if indeed they were both in on it.
Hillbillies and CRIMINALS chew gum....re BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!!
Get real.....they will and SHOULD FRY!!
Did you watch the entire hearing?
Apparently the day care center sent an email out around 1 PM inquiring about the child.
Do you have kids?
I have 2 little ones. I would never in a million years accidentally leave one in the car. Absolutely impossible.
Searching for how long it takes for an animal to die in a hot car? Searching how to survive prison? The mother immediately assuming the dad left him in the car when she went to pick the boy up?
I’m not aware of any animals that purposely leave their young to roast in hot cars.
This is what PEOPLE do.
Well that quote is gonna come back around in trial for sure.
From same article....
On Thursday it emerged he had also done an internet search for ‘how to survive in prison’ before the toddler’s death
I’ll ask you too. Did you watch the entire hearing?
Yes I have two. Both living. 30 and 38. If that makes any difference to the evidence (a lot of hearsay today and insinuations) in this case.
These two win the award for worst humans in the United States.
He should have just cut off his balls. No worries about kids.
Since that’s too little, too late. Fry the SOB!
It was not a trial, but a hearing. The Magistrate thought the evidence presented was strong enough to send it to Superior Court and deny bond. Was this a poor decision?
I never said it was a trial. I said HEARING but it was still TESTIMONY before a judge. I watched all of it real time and I mainly was unconvinced by much of the detectives testimony. I do not disagree with binding over for trial but if the prosecution doesn’t do better than the lead detective they just may not get the win on the murder charge.
...I agree that everybody has financial difficulties..
..I agree that a $25,000 life insurance on a baby was probably very cheap and the come ons are that you buy it when the baby is little and they get to have it cheaply up until adulthood...we've all seen the ads...
yep....that sounds like an alibi in the making.....
I can see your arguments about searches, etc. When asked about the specifics of them, the detective was deliberately evasive in providing them. From what website, what search engine, etc. He wouldn’t even give specific dates.
What’s going on here is that the police and District Attorney have been giving selected news organizations details that they didn’t even substantiate in the hearing. They are running a background ‘trial’ in the newspapers. They only presented as much unsubstantiated ‘evidence’ (i.e., testimony of this detective) as they could get away with. Concurrently, the D.A. beat the sexting thing to death yet provided no substantive link from it to the actual premeditation. The would not give up specifics because the evidence presented in the hearing could not be used in the trial. Ergo, just the testimony of the detective which to me was evasive and combative when questioned by the defense. In essence, he refused to concede even the smallest point where he was caught in a discrepancy.
You have a lot of conflicting stories here. The ‘officers’ at the scene supposedly said the defendant was unemotional, yet the defense put up a witness that completely debunked that. “The defendant SHOULD have known the child was in the car when he was driving....” Yet, when asked by defense, he was not even aware that the defendant is completely deaf in his right ear - the one closest to the child in the seat.
I am not saying this guy is innocent. I watched all of the televised live hearing, and what I came away with is a police detective who could not, would not give specifically definitive answers. By demeanor, design or tactic for fear of divulging specific evidence that could not be later used, this hearing gave me the impression CCPD and CCDA were only out for the publicity and the win, and they had to do this without presenting any evidence. They got what they were after.
We shall see what happens in the trial when the defense has full access to the evidence and the prosecution has to provide evidence of their claims that is not talked-over hearsay.
No, just a part of it.
Thanks. I understand the terrible thing that happened. Initially felt like many here express. After watching the whole thing, I still have the same emotion about the child, I just don’t see everything as clear cut as the prosecution has selectively leaked to the press about before this hearing. Maybe all of it will become clearly evident as the process continues. Perhaps Detective Stoddard can be compelled to be directly responsive with some evidence and not just limited and selective remembrances of hearsay he’s collected.