MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) – A prosecutor in the case of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die argues that three weeks of jury selection have shown an impartial jury can be found.
Defense attorneys for Justin Ross Harris have asked the judge to move the trial, arguing that pretrial publicity has tainted the jury pool. Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day 22-month-old Cooper died in June 2014.
Prosecutor Chuck Boring argued that the fact that the defense has agreed that 36 of the jurors questioned are qualified to be in the jury pool shows that an impartial jury can be found in the metro Atlanta county where the child died.
Harris is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.