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Home Depot fires dad in hot-car death case

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:04 p.m. HST, Jul 10, 2014

ATLANTA >> The Home Depot says it has fired a Georgia man who faces a murder charge in his son's death in a hot SUV.

Company spokeswoman Catherine Woodling confirmed Thursday that Justin Ross Harris no longer works for the company but wouldn't say when he was terminated. She said he'd been on leave without pay since his arrest.

Harris faces murder and child cruelty charges in the June 18 death. He has said he left the toddler in the SUV for about seven hours after forgetting to drop him off at day care.

Earlier Thursday, police said a toxicology tests on the 22-month-old had negative results, but police wouldn't say what substances they tested for. Toxicology tests typically are used to detect foreign substances such as drugs in a person's system.

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cojef wrote:
Kinda jumping the gun?
on July 10,2014 | 12:17PM
beachbum11 wrote:
Why, he won't be able to work from jail. Hope it is a life sentence or bye bye. Unfit to be a dad.
on July 10,2014 | 12:25PM
false wrote:
How can the headline say he was "FIRED" and the body of the says Homedepot only says he is no longer employeed and would not disclose anything else. Are you sure he didn't quit?
on July 10,2014 | 12:43PM
2NDC wrote:
Now the story gets more interesting. As busy as a typical Home Depot store is, I find it very difficult to believe that his child sat in the hot car for 8 hours unnoticed. I'm sure that surveillance cameras on site had a lot to do with the police finding holes in the man's story. It doesn't look good for you Justin.
on July 10,2014 | 09:20PM
hikine wrote:
The guy was sexting while his son was dying from the heat.
on July 11,2014 | 12:52AM
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