Trials and Arbitration

Georgia man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life without parole

Georgia man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life without parole

A judge on Monday handed down a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for a Georgia man convicted of murder by jurors who believed he had intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die. 

Jurors last month convicted Justin Ross Harris, 36, of malice murder and other charges in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. The malice murder conviction means they believed Harris left the young boy to die on purpose. 

Cooper died after sitting for about seven hours in the back seat of his father's vehicle outside the suburban Atlanta office where Harris worked on a day when temperatures reached at least into the high...

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