No Death Penalty for Justin Ross Harris, Dad in Hot-Car Death

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Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia dad who's 22-month-old son died after being left in a hot car.

"After reviewing Georgia's death penalty statute and considering other factors, the State will not seek the death penalty in this case at this time," said Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds. He added that that an arraignment in the case set for Thursday has been moved to Oct. 17.

Harris was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month on multiple murder-related charges, including malice murder and felony murder, as well as cruelty to children. Harris, 33, told investigators that he forgot about his son, Cooper, while he went to work June 18. After more than seven hours, Harris said he remembered the boy in his SUV after leaving his office.

Harris' attorney did not return calls for comment.


— Hasani Gittens