200 potential jurors show up for 'hot car death trial'

Jason Rantala reports. 9/12/2016

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Around 200 potential jurors lined the halls of the Glynn County Courthouse Monday morning for a high-profile case from the Atlanta metro.

Justin Ross Harris is charged with murder for allegedly leaving his 22-month-old son intentionally in an SUV to die in the heat two years ago.

The Cobb County father has been in the Glynn County Jail since Thursday.

Ross Harris' trial was moved more than 300 miles away from Cobb County near Atlanta to the Glynn County Courthouse after a judge ruled there was no way to find an impartial panel in the Atlanta-area.

Prosecutors say Harris left his 22-month-old son Cooper to die in a hot car on purpose.

The jurors come from diverse backgrounds: From blue collar workers in Brunswick, to upper-class retirees in St. Simons Island.

Out of 36 possible jurors in Glynn County who wanted to be excused Monday, 27 say they are familiar with coverage of the case in the media.

Jury selection will likely take the entire week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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