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Jury deliberations enter 4th day in hot-car death trial

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    In this Oct. 3, 2016 file photo, Justin Ross Harris, left, listens to jury selection during his murder trial at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. Harris, 34, is charged with murder in the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. He’s also charged with sending graphic, sexual text messages and photos to a girl for a period of several months when she was 16 and 17.

Brunswick, Ga. » Jury deliberations are entering their fourth day in the trial of a Georgia man charged with murder after his toddler son died in a hot car.

Jurors are scheduled to resume weighing evidence Monday morning in the case against Justin Ross Harris. The metro Atlanta web developer is charged with malice murder and other crimes in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper.

Prosecutors used the month-long trial to make a case that Harris intentionally killed his son to escape from family responsibilities while he sought sexual affairs outside his marriage. Defense attorneys say Harris, who moved to Georgia from Alabama in 2012, loved his son and the boy’s death was a tragic accident.

The jury deliberated Tuesday through Thursday last week without reaching a verdict.

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  • “Prosecutors used the month-long trial to make a case that Harris intentionally killed his son to escape from family responsibilities while he sought sexual affairs outside his marriage.”

    Yes, in his case it’s obvious that’d be a fulltime 24/7 job with no time left over for raising a child.

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