Justin Ross Harris was found guilty by a jury for the murder of his baby son Cooper Harris. Click through the gallery for the verdict details in the shocking Hot Car Death trial.
Ross Harris was found guilty today by a jury in Brunswick, Georgia for the intentional and brutal murder of his baby son, Cooper. The jury deliberated for just four days before returning the verdict. Ross Harris left the baby in a hot car on June 18, 2014, and spent the day sexting multiple women. Just minutes before getting out of his car and leaving the baby inside to die, Ross Harris wrote: "I love my son and all but we both need escapes," to a woman he had been sexting with all morning.
Ross Harris was found guilty on all eight counts, including malice murder, felony murder, 1st degree cruelty to children, 2nd degree cruelty to children, criminal attempt to commit a felony/sexual exploitation of children and two counts of dissemination of harmful material to minors.
A prostitute and six other women testified that they were having sex with and sexting with Ross Harris in the months, weeks, days and minutes leading up to him murdering his young son. Ross Harris told one woman, Jayne Meadows: "If (Cooper) wasn't in the picture, I probably would have left L by now," referring to his wife, Leanne.
Ross Harris showed no emotion as the verdict was read. Witnesses who helped try to revive the baby after his father pulled over into a public parking lot testified that he was acting suspicious that day, noting that he was not crying and did not call 9-1-1 to try and help his baby son.
Ross Harris is facing life in prison plus 40 years at his sentencing, which is scheduled to take place in the weeks following the guilty verdict. Stay with Radar for updates to the story.
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