GA dad didn’t mean to kill toddler in hot car says ex-wife

Hot Car Trial Justin Ross Harris

ATLANTA (AP) – The ex-wife of a 36-year-old Georgia man convicted of murder for leaving their toddler son to die inside a hot SUV says she still believes “it was an accident.”

Justin Ross Harris was sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty in November. His son, 22-month-old Cooper Harris, died after being left for hours in the SUV outside his father’s workplace.

Harris’ ex-wife, Leanna Taylor, told ABC’s “20/20” (http://abcn.ws/2lQo6R9 ) in an interview airing Friday that she “never” believed Harris meant to kill their son.

Taylor told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV (http://on-ajc.com/2lqAiY6) her son is “seen as a child that wasn’t loved and wasn’t wanted, and that just wasn’t true.”

Taylor moved from metro Atlanta to Alabama after Cooper’s death. She testified in Harris’ defense at his trial.

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2/17/2017 10:47:41 AM (GMT -5:00)

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