The Georgia man whose infant son died earlier this year after he was left in a hot car for hours has been indicted, officials say.
The Associated Press reports that Justin Ross Harris was indicted on several charges including murder and cruelty to children. His 22-month-old son, Cooper, died on Jun. 18 after Harris was supposed to take him to daycare, but told police that he forgot to do that, instead proceeding to work where he left the boy in the car's back seat on a day when temperatures were in the 80s.
According to authorities, the boy remained in the car for an estimated seven hours, and his death was ruled a homicide after a medical examiner determined that the cause of death was hyperthermia.
Damning testimony from Cobb County Det. Phil Stoddard claimed that Harris sat in his office trading nude photographs with multiple women and a teenager while his son remained in his car. Furthermore, Stoddard testified that Harris used the Internet to research the amount of time it would take for a child to die while seated in a hot car.
Harris could face the death penalty if convicted.
[via The Associated Press]
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