Georgia father guilty of murder in hot car death

Justin Ross Harris, who is accused of intentionally killing his son in June 2014 by leaving him in the car in suburban Atlanta, stands during his murder trial Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, in Brunswick, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)
Justin Ross Harris, who is accused of intentionally killing his son in June 2014 by leaving him in the car in suburban Atlanta, stands during his murder trial Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, in Brunswick, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia father convicted of murdering his toddler son showed little emotion as the verdict was read.

A jury on Monday convicted Justin Ross Harris of both malice and felony murder, among other charges, in the 2014 death of his 22-month old son, Cooper.

Harris, who moved to Georgia from Alabama in 2012, will be sentenced on Dec. 5.

Harris was also found guilty of child cruelty and of sending sexual text messages to a teenage girl and asking for nude photos of her pubic area.

Malice murder carries a prison term of life with or without parole.

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