- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A judge has released five people from the pool of 250 potential jurors who could be asked to decide the fate of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot SUV.

WAGA-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1SkpplY) one of the reasons the judge released the jurors Friday was because of bias against the defendant. One juror had a language barrier and spoke Portuguese.

Thirty-five-year-old Justin Ross Harris faces charges including murder in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper.

Cobb County prosecutors have said Harris was unhappily married and was looking for an escape.

Defense attorneys say their client, who moved from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Georgia in 2012 to work for Home Depot, was a loving father and that the death was a tragic mistake.



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Information from: WSB-TV, https://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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