• Minute-by-minute: Day 16 of the Ross Harris hot car death trial

    By: Hope Jensen

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    GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. - It’s been more than two years since 22-month-old Cooper Harris died in the back seat of a hot SUV outside a Cobb County office building.

    [WATCH LIVE: Ross Harris Hot Car Death Trial]

    His father, Ross Harris, is now on trial for his death.

    [READ: Defense begins cross-examination of lead detective in hot car death trial]

    Follow minute-by-minute coverage of the case below:

    3:44 p.m. Judge denies request for mistrial.

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    3:42 p.m. Defense moves for a mistrial based on statements made by the prosecution.

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    3:40 p.m. Court adjourns for the day. Defense will resume its case at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

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    3:34 p.m. Court resumes. State begins cross-examining Murphy.

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    3:23 p.m. Defense argues that jurors have a right to hear the truth.

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    3:05 p.m. Lawyers return and defense argues a motion to be able to ask Murphy about certain statements he's made.

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    2:43 p.m. Court recesses for afternoon break.

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    2:36 p.m. Murphy says when originally recording information about the car seat he said it was set on the lowest level, but later realized he made a mistake and it was actually on the middle level.

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    2:30 p.m. Murphy says they searched Harris' residence to see if there were light bulbs out that would match the light bulbs Harris bought the day of Cooper's death.

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    2:22 p.m. Murphy says he interviewed several of Harris' co-workers.

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    2:18 p.m. Murphy says he obtained four search warrants the night of Cooper's death -- two for the Harris' home, one for Harris' car and one for Harris' cell phone.

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    2:07 p.m. Murphy says he was riding with lead detective Phil Stoddard when they got the call about Cooper's death.

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    2:05 p.m. Defense calls Detective Shawn Murphy to the stand. Murphy was second in command on the Harris investigation.

     

     

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    1:55 p.m. Webb says he emailed Harris again in May about buying a house and Harris said they were still looking at other options and other areas, like Acworth and Kennesaw.

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    1:45 p.m. Webb says he met with Harris and Leanna in February 2014 to talk about buying a house. Webb says they were looking for schools in the East Cobb school district.

     

     

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    1:39 p.m. Court resumes. Defense begins its case by calling witness Roger Webb to the stand. Harris was working with Webb, a real estate agent, to buy a new home.

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    11:40 a.m. Court breaks for lunch. Defense will begin its case after lunch.

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    11:37 a.m. Defense asks judge for a directed verdict, saying they don't believe the prosecution proved its case. The judge denied that motion.

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    11:34 a.m. Prosecution rests its case.

     

     

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    11:21 a.m. Defense points out that Dustin was looking for the car seat and the model inside it which is why he was able to see it.

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    11:17 a.m. Dustin says he could see the model in the seat when he turned to his right.

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    11:13 a.m. Dustin says when you turn to your right, you can see the car seat. Prosecution insinuates when Harris reached to the passenger seat to grab his bag, he should have seen the car seat.

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    11:09 a.m. Defense asks about placement and angle of the rear view mirror. Dustin says from his vantage point, you can not see the car seat in the rear view mirror.

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    11:02 a.m. Dustin says the new scans were created two weeks ago.

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    11:01 a.m. Dustin says the scans were created by his line of sight as a man who is 6 feet 2 inches tall. Harris is 6 feet 3 inches tall, according to the defense.

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    10:59 a.m. Defense points out "significant differences" between two scans that were taken. Defense attorney Carlos Rodriguez points out that in the first scan you can see Cooper Harris' legs but not in the second scan. Dustin says the first time they did the scan, the measurements were incorrect so they did a new scan recently and corrected the measurements so they were accurate.

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    10:43 a.m. Defense questions Dustin about the placement of the car seat in the SUV.

     

     

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    10:30 a.m. Prosecution shows jurors photos taken inside the car by the 3D scanner.

     

     

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    10:26 a.m. Court resumes. Dustin continues testifying about 3D animation.

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    9:57 a.m. Court recesses for morning break.

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    9:50 a.m. In the animation, part of Cooper Harris head is above the top of the car seat.

     

     

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    9:45 a.m. Jurors are able to see the inside of the car and the car seat with a doll inside.

     

     

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    9:30 a.m. Dustin walks jurors through the animation and explains how he created the scans. 

     

     

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    9:19 a.m. Dustin pulls up 3D animation he created of the crime scene.

     

     

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    9:11 a.m. Dustin shows 3D scan of courtroom as an example of how the animation works.

     

     

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    8:57 a.m. 3D animation of crime scene added into evidence.

     

     

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    8:49 a.m. Court resumes. 3D animation creator David Dustin returns to the stand.

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