Jury deliberations to begin in Georgia hot-car death trial

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) – The jury is ready to begin deliberations in the murder trial of a Georgia man whose toddler son died after being left for hours in a hot car.

Jurors were scheduled to start weighing evidence Tuesday morning in the month-long trial of Justin Ross Harris. Prosecutors say Harris intentionally left his 22-month-old son, Cooper, to die his SUV in the parking lot of his suburban Atlanta workplace June 18, 2014. Defense attorneys say Harris loved his son and the death was a tragic accident.

Both sides delivered nearly five hours total of closing arguments Monday and the judge sent the jury home before deliberations could start.

Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley Clark planned to adjourn court at noon Tuesday to give jurors time to cast Election Day ballots.

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