MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A judge has refused to grant bond to a Georgia man charged with murder after his toddler son died inside of a hot SUV.
The judge's decision Thursday means Justin Ross Harris will remain in jail. Prosecutors laid out their case against him before that ruling, portraying him as a man who was unhappy in his marriage.
A detective also testified that Ross had looked at a website that advocated against having children, and that Ross had exchanged nude photos with several women while his son sat in the hot car.
Ross' defense attorney argued there was no evidence the boy was left inside the car intentionally. Attorney Maddox Kilgore says the testimony about the nude photos was simply meant to publicly shame his client.
A Georgia Judge refuses to grant bond for a dad charged with murder in toddler son's hot car death.
Disturbing testimony at a hearing outside Atlanta for the man charged with murder in his 22-month-old son's death in a hot SUV.
Detective Phil Stoddard testifying the couple had 2 life insurance policies for toddler.
Sexts and questionable Internet searches are part of the prosecution's case.
Detective Stoddard answered questions from prosecutors in the hearing that will determine whether Justin Harris will get bond in the case
Harris claims he forgot that his son Cooper had been in his vehicle.
Stoddard testified that Harris made several strange comments that day and had even traded "sexts" with some women while the boy was in the SUV.
Stoddard also says Harris had done an Internet search for "how to survive in prison."
The detective says after the boy died, Harris showed no emotion while being interviewed by investigators.