COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The man accused of deliberately leaving his son to die in a hot SUV said Monday he intends to waive his first appearance.
Ross Harris' attorney says his client will waive his arraignment scheduled for Friday and enter a not guilty plea on his behalf.
Harris was indicted on eight charges, including malice murder, two counts of felony murder, cruelty to children in the first and second degree, criminal attempt to commit a felony and dissemination of harmful materials to minors.
Harris, 33, is accused of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son, Cooper, inside his SUV for seven hours while he was at work. He is being held at the Cobb County Jail on no bond.
Harris told investigators he forgot to take his son to day care in the morning. Prosecutors say he stopped for breakfast with Cooper at a Chick-Fil-A two minutes from where he parked for work at Home Depot.
Prosecutors had the option to seek the death penalty in the case but declined.
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