Jury in GA hot car death case to look inside SUV first-hand

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)
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)

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The jury in the trial of a Georgia man charged with murder after his toddler son died in the back of a hot SUV is going to get to look at the vehicle first-hand.

News outlets report Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley Clark approved the plan Wednesday. Defendant Justin Ross Harris’ attorneys called the viewing unnecessary, but the judge agreed with a prosecution motion to give the jury a better sense of the SUV’s dimensions.

The jury is expected to view the Hyundai Tucson on Thursday with its doors opened and closed. They won’t be allowed to touch it.

Harris is accused of intentionally killing his 22-month-old son in June 2014 by leaving him in the car in suburban Atlanta, where he moved to from Alabama in 2012.

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