The case of Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia dad who allegedly left his son to die in a hot car for seven hours, keeps getting more and more bizarre as additional details are beginning to emerge. After it was discovered that both Harris and his wife had searched the Internet for information about infant deaths in hot cars prior to the incident, new allegations against the father claim that he had been “sexting” multiple women while his son was dying.
Prosecutors say that Harris messaged six women, some of whom were underage, while his 22-month-old son Cooper sat dying in the heat. Harris reportedly used the messaging application Kik to communicate with the women, and he reportedly sent inappropriate pictures to some who are said to be as young as 16. Lead investigator Phil Stoddard alleged that one of the women asked, “Do you have a conscience?” to which Harris responded, “No.”
Stoddard’s testimony revealed even more disturbing details about the day that Cooper died. Stoddard claims that when Harris was told that he had been charged with murder, his answered seemed to have been planned and appeared as though he had studied the law.
"He looked at me and said, 'But there was no malicious intent,'" said Stoddard. "He said, 'It was an accident.'”
Stoddard also claimed that Harris’ thought process following his son’s death was extremely one-sided.
“It was all about him: ‘I can’t believe this is happening to me. Why am I being punished for this?’ It was all very one-sided,” Stoddard said. “He talked about losing his job. ‘What are we going to do? I’ll be charged with a felony.’”
Reports also claim that Harris frequented websites centered around death, visited a site around childless existence, and ran searches on surviving in prison and the age of consent in Georgia.
"We've barely scratched the surface," said Stoddard in his testimony. "We expect to find much more."
It appears that Leanna Harris has yet to comment on the latest allegations against her husband, but at her son’s funeral, she seemed to staunchly defend him.
"Am I angry with Ross?" said Leanna to funeral attendees. "Absolutely not. It has never crossed my mind. Ross is and was and will be, if we have more children, a wonderful father. Ross is a wonderful daddy and leader for our household. Cooper meant the world to him."
Sources: CNN, Fox 6 Now, People