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Dad Charged in Son’s Hot-Car Death Asked About Life Insurance, Police Say

Justin Ross Harris
Kelly J. Huff—AP Justin Ross Harris, the father of a toddler who died after police say he was left in a hot car for about seven hours, sits during his bond hearing in Cobb County Magistrate Court, Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Marietta, Ga.

New details in warrant

Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia father accused of murdering his toddler by leaving him in a sweltering SUV, had asked family members how to cash in on the boy’s life insurance policies, investigators said. The disturbing detail was revealed in search warrants released Friday.

A judge denied the Marietta man bond on Thursday. Prosecutors laid out a possible motive for why Harris allegedly left his 22-month-old son, Cooper, in the car while he was at work June 18. A detective testified that Harris was unhappy in his marriage, had been sexting with other women and had visited websites about the “child-free” life…

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