Justin Ross Harris

The Latest: Questioning of jurors in hot SUV case begins


In this undated photo released by the Cobb County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department, Justin Ross Harris poses for a photo. Harris, 33, accused of leaving his 22-month-old son in an SUV on a hot day returned at lunchtime to put something in the vehicle, where the child was strapped into a seat in the back, according to an arrest warrant filed Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Cobb County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department)

In this undated photo released by the Cobb County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Department, Justin Ross Harris poses for a photo. Harris, 33, accused of leaving his 22-month-old son in an SUV on a hot day returned at lunchtime to put something in the vehicle, where the child was strapped into a seat in the back, according to an arrest warrant filed Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Cobb County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Department)

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) – The Latest on jury selection in the case of a man accused of intentionally leaving his son in a hot SUV to die (all times local):

9:45 a.m.

The judge and lawyers in the case of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die have begun questioning potential jurors.

Justin Ross Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day his son died. Police say his 22-month-old son Cooper died after spending about seven hours in the vehicle on a hot June day in 2014.

Potential jurors on Tuesday filled out a 17-page questionnaire that included questions about what they know about the highly publicized case. The first group of potential jurors was brought in for further questioning Wednesday.

Jury selection is expected to last at least into next week.

The juror questionnaire noted the trial could last four to six weeks once opening statements begin.

Harris is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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5:55 a.m.

Lawyers in the case of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die are scheduled to begin questioning potential jurors.

Justin Ross Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day his son died. Police say his 22-month-old son Cooper died after spending about seven hours in the vehicle on a hot June day in 2014.

Potential jurors on Tuesday filled out a 17-page questionnaire that included questions about what they know about the highly publicized case. Groups of jurors will be brought in for questioning by the lawyers starting Wednesday.

Jury selection is expected to last at least into next week.

The questionnaire notes the trial could last four to six weeks once opening statements begin.

Harris is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Source: AP

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