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At the probable cause hearing a judge will determine whether there's enough evidence to support charges of murder and second-degree child cruelty against Justin Ross Harris. If prosecutors are successful in making their case to the judge, it will proceed to a grand jury, where the district attorney will seek an indictment.
Fewer than 10 witness are expected to be called, said Kim Isaza, a spokeswoman for the Cobb County district attorney. Police investigators are likely to take the stand, as well as possible character witnesses, all of whom will be subject to cross-examination.
Who is Justin Ross Harris?
Justin Harris told police that he reached no one on his phone after taking his lifeless son out of his vehicle June 18, Detective Phil Stoddard testified at Harris' probable cause hearing. But police determined he made three phone calls, including at least one that went through -- a six minute conversation to the child's day care center, Stoddard said.
Det. Stoddard said that investigators reviewed surveillance tape from June 18 outside Justin Ross Harris' job. The tape showed Justin Ross Harris going to his car after returning from lunch with friends. Harris can be seen tossing inside his car a Home Depot purchase Harris made while out to lunch.
Justin Ross Harris received a "group e-mail" from a teacher at his son's day care center at 1:30 p.m. on the day that his son died in his hot SUV, Cobb County police Detective Phil Stoddard testified at a probable cause hearing. Stoddard didn't say what the e-mail said.
Before exiting his vehicle in the parking lot of his workplace on the morning of June 18 with his son still inside, Justin Harris reached to retrieve a computer bag in the front passenger seat -- and his son's head, poking out from a car seat in the back, would have been visible, Detective Phil Stoddard testified at a probable cause hearing.
The mother of Cooper Harris made out-of-the-ordinary comments when she arrived to pick him up at a day care center June 18, Cobb County police Detective Phil Stoddard testified at a probable cause hearing for her husband, Justin Ross Harris. Leanna Harris, after people at the center told her Cooper never was dropped off there that day, suddenly said, "Ross must have left him in the car," Stoddard testified. Witnesses said they tried to tell her many other things could have happened, but Leanna was, "like, no," Stoddard said
Harris' defense attorney is objecting to line of questioning about sexting.