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.