The Latest: Defense asks judge to move hot SUV death trial

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 14:03:19-04

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Defense attorneys for a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die have asked the judge to move his trial.

Justin Ross Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day 22-month-old Cooper died in June 2014.

Multiple news media outlets report that Harris' attorneys filed a motion for a change of venue Friday afternoon, about three weeks into jury selection.

The attorneys said they don't believe an impartial jury can be found in the county where the alleged crime happened. They said the questioning of potential jurors has shown that pretrial publicity has led many to believe that Harris is guilty.

The judge said she will hear arguments on the motion Monday.