4 more added to jury pool in trial of boy's death in hot SUV

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Posted: Apr 29, 2016 3:51 PM

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A judge has approved four more jurors for the jury pool for a trial to decide the fate of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot SUV.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/1TjWw3P ) that Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley on Friday brought the total pool to 41. If Staley elects to have 12 jurors and four alternate jurors, at least 42 prospective jurors must qualify.

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 was a loving father and that the death was a tragic mistake.

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