VIDEO: Damning Evidence Shows Father ‘Sexted’ Multiple Women While Son Died in Hot Car, Bought Life Insurance Policy
The evidence that prosecutors lodged against Justin Ross Harris is pretty damning. He’s accused of locking his son in his car on purpose and letting him die from heat exhaustion.
A married Georgia father was messaging nude photos and explicit texts to six females – including teenagers – while his 22-month-old son was left to die inside his sweltering locked car, a detective testified Thursday.
The explosive testimony against failed father Justin Ross Harris, 33, came as Judge Frank R. Cox denied bond because “this is a possible death penalty case,” he told the court.
Along with the sexting of underage girls, Cobb County detective Phil Stoddard told the court that Harris had taken out two life insurance policies on his young son Cooper, one for $2,000 and one for $25,000.
Instead of remembering to take his son to day care on June 18 morning – a task Stoddard said Harris regularly did – the dad drove straight to work after having breakfast with his son at a Chick-fil-A restaurant.
He then went back to texting the women, one of which said Harris told her he “wanted to hook up,” according to Stoddard.
“Do you have a conscience?” one woman allegedly texted Harris on June 5.
“Nope,” Harris allegedly replied.
In the weeks before the child’s death, Harris had also visited a website advocating a child-free life, searched “how to survive prison,” and viewed online Reddit topics including one that showed people’s deaths, according to Stoddard.
The evidence painted the married man as practically leading a double life and desiring to be child free, said Stoddard.