Judge agrees to move trial for man accused of leaving son in hot car

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, Justin Ross Harris, right, motions to a image on a laptop on the defendant’s tables to one of his attorneys, T. Bryan Limpkin, as the pre-trial motion hearings continue in Marietta, Ga. The trial for Harris, accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die is set to begin Monday, April 11, 2016. Harris is accused of leaving 22-month-old Cooper to die in June 2014. He's been held without bond since then on multiple charges, including murder. His attorneys have called the death a tragic accident. (Kelly J. Huff/Marietta Daily Journal via AP, Pool)

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia Judge approved a motion to move the trial of Justin Ross Harris, the man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler in a hot SUV to die.

Attorneys for Justin Ross Harris had asked the judge to move the trial, arguing Monday 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.

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