New Details in Tragic Case of Toddler Who Died Inside Hot Car

Jul 1, 2014 7:54 AM

There are new details this morning in the tragic case of a Georgia toddler who died inside a hot car last month.

Newly-released court documents are raising more questions about the boy's parents and what they may have been researching online.

Justin Ross Harris, the boy's father, is charged with murder and child cruelty.

In newly-released search warrants, police say during an interview, Harris said he researched, through the internet, child deaths inside vehicles and what temperature it needed to be for that to occur.

The warrant does not specify exactly when Harris ran the online search, but, another warrant now claims the boy's mother, Leanna Harris, told investigators she had also been researching heat-related car deaths.

The timing of her search was also unclear.

This past weekend a funeral was held for the toddler in Alabama. His dad called the church from jail and was said to be in tears.

The mother spoke at the funeral and called her husband, "a wonderful father."

She has not yet been charged with any crime.

Harris is due back in court later this week.


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