Mom In Hot Car Death Case Passed Polygraph
Father remains in jail awaiting trial
Leanna Harris' lawyer, Lawrence Zimmerman, said in an emailed statement that he hired a licensed veteran polygraph administrator and former law enforcement officer to administer the test to Harris on July 16. Harris passed the test with no indication of deception, he said.
Zimmerman said Harris responded "no" to each of the following questions during the polygraph test:
- Prior to June 18th, did you know that your husband would leave your son in that vehicle?
- Did you plan or arrange with your husband to leave your son in that vehicle?
- Did your husband tell you that he was going to leave your son in that vehicle?
Police have questioned Leanna Harris, but she faces no charges in the case.
A Cobb County grand jury earlier this month indicted Justin Ross Harris on multiple charges including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to children. The malice murder charge indicates that prosecutors intend to proveHarris intentionally left his 22-month-old son, Cooper, in the hot SUV to die.
Justin Ross Harris has told police he was supposed to drive his son to day care the morning of June 18 but drove to work instead and didn't remember the child was in back until he was driving to meet friends after work.
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