Watch Live: Justin Ross Harris Seeks New Trial

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Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia man convicted of murder in the hot car death of his 22-month-old son Cooper, seeks a new trial in Cobb County. The hearing is expected to possibly run Monday through Wednesday. You can watch in the player above.

According to documents obtained by Law&Crime, the defense maintains that Harris was denied a fair trial and due process when the trial court denied a motion to several “unrelated and improperly joined offenses”: The defendant had also been tried for sending sexual messages to an underage girl around the time Cooper passed away. The state, led by then Cobb County Chief Assistant District Attorney Chuck Boring, argued that the defendant was fed up with family life. It is why Harris killed his son, they maintained.

In a motion, the defense asserted that these joined charges only served to inflame the jury’s emotions and deprive Harris of a fair trial.

“By refusing to sever the unrelated counts involving internet-based sexual communications, the trial court required Ross Harris to defend against emotional charges of the intentional murder of a child after drowning the jury in the morally reprehensible and inherently bad character evidence associated with any sexually-based offense,” stated the original 2017 motion for a new trial. “If the goal was to create an atmosphere and forum eliminating the possibility of a fair determination of Defendant’s guilt or innocence on the murder and cruelty charges…the denial of severance assured success.”

The defense also maintained that the trial included evidence unlawfully and unconstitutional seized from the defendant’s personal property, including his phones. They also asserted bad character evidence was actually in reference to his relationship with his wife, not his son Cooper.

Harris remains locked up on a prison sentence of life without parole plus 32 years.

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  1. “I hate being married” “We all need escapes”… ARE YOU SERIOUS??? Yes we all need to Scapes where was Cooper’s Escape that day he needed an escape that day and he didn’t get one because he is selfish irresponsible Daddy couldn’t be no more it was already counted on then it’s 12 year old adolescent horny boy I didn’t know how to keep it in his pants and focus his head on where it was supposed to be that he had another live human being in the car with him and one that couldn’t take care of their self one that they couldn’t defend herself one that could not escape a hot locked vehicle that day no he should not get a new trial he should get the death penalty and in this country the death penalty should be what you do to someone you get that tell you go to and he needs to get locked in a hot car in the middle of the summer unless there to die I have no sympathy for somebody that wants to use we all need a escapes as an excuse to why that he did not take care of someone that was smaller and did not have the mental capability yet to me it is irrelevant that it was an accident

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