Warrant confirms: Parents researched 'child deaths inside vehicl

Warrant confirms: Parents researched 'child deaths inside vehicles'

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New warrants were released this weekend by the Magistrate Court of Cobb County in the Justin Ross Harris case.

According to warrants, Harris was on his way to meet up with friends when he discovered 22-month-year-old Cooper was still in the SUV on June 18.

Harris told police his SUV, with his son inside, was parked unattended all day. He stated that he went to work that morning and forgot to drop Cooper off at day care.

Investigators later discovered, Harris returned to his car in the afternoon, opened the driver side door of his car, and placed something in the vehicle, and then went back to work.

According to the warrants, police searched Harris’ SUV, iPhone and the family’s condo. The SUV was searched for trace evidence, including the child’s car seat, any electronic data storage devices in the car.

During an interview with Harris, he told investigators that he recently researched child deaths inside vehicles on the Internet. He searched what temperature it needs to be for that to occur. Warrants also suggested that his wife also did a similar search on her computer.

Leanna Harris admits that she, just like her husband, researched "hot car deaths" before their son Cooper died in a hot car.

Some people who know Leanna Harris say her behavior deserves a second look from investigators.

Leanna spoke publicly for the first time Saturday at her son's funeral in Alabama. She said she is not mad at her husband.

Believing that her son is in a better place now, she said "If God came down and asked if I wanted my son back, I would say no."

Justin stated that he was fearful that this could happen, according to reports.

Harris remains in the Cobb County Jail with no bond and his next court appearance is July 3rd. Stay with FOX 5 for updates in this case.

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