Judge Nap: Parents of GA Toddler Could Get Death Penalty if Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Murder Child
An attorney for the mother of a Georgia toddler left in a hot car says she is devastated by her son’s death.
Authorities say Justin Ross Harris left his 22-month-old son, Cooper, in a hot car for several hours while he went to work. They say he even returned to the car during the work day.
When Cooper’s mom, Leanna Harris, went to pick him up from day care and learned he had never shown up, several witnesses say that Leanna said her husband must have left Cooper in the car.
Now, Leanna’s attorney is blaming the media for not allowing her to grieve and says the coverage of her is not justified.
Leanna’s attorney said in a statement, “For most parents, it is difficult, if not impossible, to comprehend such a thing. But for Leanna, that nightmare is all too real.”
Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on the case today on “Shepard Smith Reporting.”
“There’s a lot of extraneous material – one way to look at it is sloppy, stupid, coincidental. Another way to look at it is a conspiracy to kill this kid,” he said.
Napolitano said he thinks the police have more information than they’re releasing because if it was a simple accident, Justin would be out on bail.
Smith and Napolitano discussed that authorities say both parents searched for information on hot car deaths, which could point to conspiracy.
“Conspiracy to commit murder carries the same penalty as murder itself – either life imprisonment or capital, depending upon what they want to do. But let me suggest to this, there’s evidence of conspiracy to murder your own child, you’re talking death penalty," Napolitano said.
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