Justin Ross Harris sat in jail, indicted of murdering his 22-month-old son Cooper by leaving him in a prohibited car. But, according to hunt warrants, he was endangered about collecting $27,000 in life word on a boy.
“Through a investigation, Harris has done comments to family members per a life word process that he has on Cooper and what they need to do in sequence to record for it,” says a Jun 24 hunt aver performed by PEOPLE.
During Thursday’s justice hearing, Cobb County Detective Phil Stoddard testified that a Harris family had dual life word policies for their son – one for $25,000 and another for $2,000. The toddler’s wake was sponsored by a extend from Home Depot, where Harris worked.
Harris told detectives that he had about $4,000 in credit label debt, as good as superb tyro loans and automobile loans on dual vehicles.
There have been during slightest 16 hunt warrants released in a case. In warrants for a family’s phones, iPad and computers, investigators are focusing on a family’s finances and debt, as good as life word policies. In one aver for a family computer, investigators are acid for “emails per child, mother and family issues, photos/videos of a child to uncover development, information about automobile chair searches, and searches per automobile deaths.” Police are questioning either there were marital problems between Harris and his wife, Leanna. They lay that Harris sent pithy texts to 6 recipients – including a teenage lady – on a day his son died.
Detectives are also acid Cooper’s medical annals to find out about any pre-existing medical conditions, as good as sum of his expansion and development.
In a hunt warrants, military contend that both Ross and Leanna Harris claimed that their biggest fear was withdrawal Cooper in a prohibited car. “According to Harris,” says one of a warrants, “he recently noticed a radio uncover concerning child deaths in cars. During a talk with Leanna, she also done a identical matter that this was her misfortune fear.”
“Investigators questioned her serve about this,” says a hunt warrant. “Leanna settled privately that her fear was that her child would be left in a prohibited vehicle, not a fear of losing a child.”
Justin Ross Harris is being hold but bond on charges of murder and child cruelty. He has pleaded not guilty, and his attorney, Maddox Kilgore, has called a genocide a “tragic accident.” Leanna Harris has not been charged.
Reporting by POLLY POWERS STRAMM