• Warrant: Toddler's mom also researched child deaths inside vehicles


    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - WSB-TV obtained new police search warrants Sunday morning in the case against Ross Harris, the Cobb father accused of leaving his son in his car.

    On Saturday, warrants stated Harris told police he researched child deaths inside vehicles because he was fearful it could happen to his son.

    According to Sunday’s warrants, Harris’ wife, Leanna, also made similar statements to police about researching car deaths and how they occur.

    Police used the warrants to seize several items from Harris' car and home, including several computers, an iPad and iPhone.

    Harris’ 22-month-old son died on June 18 after being left in a car for nearly eight hours. Harris told police he forgot his son was in the car and went to work.

    According to the warrants, Harris took his son to a Chick-fil-A a short distance from his office for breakfast. He then drove to work and left Cooper inside the car in his rear-facing car seat. Police say Harris was supposed to drop Cooper off at an on-site daycare at his office that day.

    Police said earlier this week that Harris went to his car around lunchtime that day and put something inside the driver’s door.

    After work, he got into his car and was driving to meet up with friends when he pulled over into a shopping center and pulled Cooper’s body from the car.

    The warrants say he then began doing CPR on the child. When someone came to assist him, he stopped providing medical attention to the child and started making calls on his cellphone.

    Cooper was buried on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Harris’ wife, Leanna, said at the funeral that she is not mad at her husband for what happened.

    Harris is charged with murder and child cruelty and is being held without bond in the Cobb County jail.

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