The Case Of The State V. Justin Ross Harris

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The case of The State v. Justin Ross Harris has received an immense amount of national news attention over the past two years. In June of 2014, Mr. Harris was traveling to work early one morning with his son, Cooper Harris. The father and son stopped by Chick-fil-a for breakfast and Mr. Harris allegedly forgot to drop Cooper off at daycare. Mr. Harris continued traveling to work, missing the turn for daycare, and arrived at work around nine o’clock a.m. that Wednesday morning. He arrived at work and exited his vehicle, leaving his son in his car seat for the entire work day. After leaving work, Mr. Harris drove down the road and realized Cooper was still in his car seat. He then pulled into a shopping complex to remove Cooper out of the car …show more content…

There is absolutely no question that he left his son in his car and ultimately killed him. Ross Harris was doing a normal, routine drive with his son and somehow forgot to drop him off at daycare. That is something I find very odd. I truly cannot grasp how a father, who drives his son to daycare almost daily, all of the sudden forgets his son is in the vehicle and leaves him in there to suffer all day. I do not know if I can fully believe that Ross Harris completely forgot his child was in his backseat due to the fact that he always brought him to daycare. Mr. Harris was constantly cheating on his wife by “sexting” other females and made numerous negative comments about his marriage and his child. It could be possible that he was extremely distracted by “sexting” other women that morning, but I cannot believe that …show more content…

Looking at this case from the defense side, it is clear that Mr. Harris did truly love his son. He continued to be in his marriage for the sake of his child and it was shown that he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with him. It seemed as if he always put Cooper first. There is no evidence whatsoever of previous child abuse in this case and he never did anything to harm Cooper prior to this day. However, on that hot, summer day in June of 2014, Ross did commit child abuse and was charged. Mr. Harris admitted to accidentally leaving his son in his hot vehicle where he was left to die from hyperthermia. Due to the fact that Ross Harris was looking up cruises and passport prices for his son weeks prior to the death of Cooper, it makes it very difficult for me to choose a

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