Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Justin Ross Harris- GUILTY all -8- counts!

That is the one and only time you will see me type that mans name out. From now on I will use JRH. The jury took 4 days and 20 hours. They told the prosecutors the decision was almost unanimous to begin with, "the evidence stared at them in the face and they couldn't ignore it." They felt the case was solid, but wanted to do due diligence. The reason for watching the lunch time video? To see which hand he used to open the car! here's the breakdown of the verdict and possible sentences:

Count 1 (malice murder) guilty, life

Count 2 (felony murder) guilty, life

Count 3 (felony murder) guilty, life

Count 4 (cruelty to a child in 1st degree) guilty, life

Count 5 (cruelty to a child in 2nd degree) guilty, life

Count 6 ( criminal attempt) guilty 12 months, $5,000

Count 7 (dissemination of harmful materials 2 minor) guilty 12 months, $5,000

Count 8 (dissemination of harmful materials 2 minor including pix of sex organ) guilty 12 mo, $5,000

His sentencing will take place December 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in Cobb County. You can watch it streamed via wildabouttrial.com, or 11 Alive. I'm putting a statement by Leanna Taylor after the jump because it is long but well worth the read. Finally someone speaks for Cooper. A few words from me too.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Hot Car Death Trial

Count 8- Dissemination of Harmful Material to Minors
- Send to person under 18 years of age
- Photo and visual image depicting sexually explicit nudity
  - male in state of undress exposing genitals
  - male genitals in natural state
- Taken as whole harmful to minors

Counts 3 & 5- Felony Murder & Cruelty in the 2nd Degree
- Count 5- Cruelty in 2nd Degree
  - Cooper was under 18 years of age
  - Cruel or excessive physical pain
  - Criminal negligence
-Count 3- Felony Murder
- Cooper died because he was left in the car.

Counts 2 & 4- Felony Murder and Cruelty in the 1st Degree
-Count 4- Cruelty in 1st Degree
  - Cooper was under 18 years of age
  - Cruel or excessive physical pain
  - Maliciously (different than count one)

-Count 2- Felony Murder
 - Cooper died because he was left in the car.

Counts 2 & 4 "Malice"
- for counts 2 & 4 Malice is not ill will or hatred, but is EITHER.
- INTENT to cause the particular harm (pain) without justification or excuse
- OR
- Wanton and willful doing of an act with an awareness of a plain and strong likelihood that such harm (pain) may result.

Count 1- Malice Murder
- With malice aforthought
- Caused Coopers Death
- By leaving Cooper alone in that hot car

Count 1- "Malice"
- NOT ill will or hatred
- A killing without justification, excuse, or mitigation
- Malice may be either

-Express Malice
  - Deliberate intention to take a life which is shown by external circumstances capable of proof.

-Implied Malice
  - When no considerable provocation appears and when all of the circumstances of the killing show an abandoned and malignant heart.