Experts gives temperature measures in hot car death case
- Author: Ismael Montgomery Oct 20, 2016,
Oct 20, 2016, 5:03
"In theory, the temperature may be a little warmer where that body was", he said.
Brani's test findings supported the prosecution's theory that Cooper was still alive when Harris returned to his SUV at lunch time.
The 35-year-old dad is charged with murder for the June 2014 hot-car death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. The child smelled of urine and his diaper appeared to be full, Jackson said.
Harris continued sobbing as Dr. Frist detailed how Cooper's organs shut down as he sat in the sweltering heat.
On the stand Tuesday, former Cobb County Chief Medical Examiner Brian Frist described Cooper's condition during the autopsy as well as the possible stages he went through before he slowly died in his father's auto.
On Tuesday, the prosecution called Brian Frist, the Cobb County Medical Examiner to the stand. Frist explained that Cooper died of hyperthermia. Dr. Frist said it was possible that Cooper was still alive when Harris returned to his auto for lunch around Noon that day.
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Defense attorneys argue while Harris is responsible for the boy's death, it was a tragic accident. The temperature on the day they did the test was 92 degrees compared with 91 degrees the day Cooper Harris died.
The video also showed several people unknowingly walking near Harris' vehicle, including one person who got into a auto directly parked to the right of Harris' SUV.
The state's fifth and final witness of the day was Mark Wilson, the owner of a piano moving company.
On Tuesday the jury heard heartbreaking testimony that went further into detail about Cooper Harris' death. "He walked in and said, 'What's up guys?' and just acted pretty calm and nonchalant", Wilson testified about how Harris acted when he walked into jail.
Reports show Harris, who was deep in debt, wanted a "child-free" life. When Floyd took the stand, defense attorneys renewed their ongoing objection to the admission of Floyd's testimony, while the judge said she was going to allow the testimony, overruling the objections. Harris was reclining, with his left arm resting on the back of the chair.