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Hearing set for Thursday for Justin Harris

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Justin Harris (Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office) Justin Harris (Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

It's a big day for the case against a father accused of killing his son by leaving him in a hot car.

A judge will decide on Thursday if there is enough evidence to keep Justin Harris in jail. Harris has pled not guilty.

Justin Harris is in the Cobb County Jail awaiting trial for allegedly killing his son, Cooper, by leaving him in a hot car for around seven hours while he was at work. He is charged with felony murder and second-degree cruelty to children.

The Cobb County Medical Examiner's office found the child's cause of death "consistent with hyperthermia" and suggested the death was a homicide. The medical examiner's office is waiting for toxicology test results before making an official ruling.

Both parents of the deceased Cooper Harris have been questioned by Cobb County Police for online searches they made concerning child car deaths.

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