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Jury Selection Continues in Trial Over Boy's Death in SUV

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 11:11:00-04

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers are questioning more prospective jurors who could be asked to decide the fate of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot SUV.

WSB-TV reports that a dozen of the original pool of 250 potential jurors have been interviewed in-depth. The Atlanta station reports that the judge on Thursday removed four of the first 12 potential jurors, and jury selection continues Friday.

Justin Ross Harris faces charges including murder in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper.

Cobb County prosecutors have said the 35-year-old Harris was unhappily married and was looking for an escape.

Defense attorneys say their client, who moved from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Georgia in 2012 to work for Home Depot, was a loving father and that the death was a tragic mistake.