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COOPER HARRIS: The State of Georgia vs. Ross Harris, Hot Car Dad, for murder of son *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    No one spoke on JRH's behalf.
    JRH didn't make any kind of statement, no apologies, no remorseful statement.
     
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  2. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    Ross Harris Sentencing Presser
     
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  3. GatorD

    GatorD Well-Known Member

    I like the judges last words to the baby killer. Good job Judge and jurors of Ga.
     
  4. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Lovely courtroom moment.
     
  5. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Not that JH deserves any more comment from us, but was I the only one who noticed he hasn't had a haircut lately? I suppose if you are no longer involved in the work-a-day world, you can have a shaggy-do.
     
  6. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    I am so thankful this baby murderer will never get out of prison. RIP baby Cooper.
     
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  7. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

  8. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

  9. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

  10. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    Ross Harris moved to Georgia Diagnostic Jail

    The Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison houses many of the state’s death-row inmates. According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, only immediate family members are allowed to visit inmates at the jail.

    The jail consists of eight cellblocks containing both double-bunked and single-bunked cells. There are also eight dormitories, a fast-track unit housing 256 general-population inmates and a medical unit.

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/cobb-county/ross-harris-moved-to-georgia-diagnostic-jail/474677574
     
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  11. Ranch

    Ranch Well-Known Member

    I waiting for an appeal.
     
  12. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Hey, Ranch.
    Was wondering why you seem so passionate about this case?
    Just curious.
    I'm the same way about the Ramseys in the Jon Benet case.
     
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  13. Ranch

    Ranch Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure that I'm really passionate about this case. I do feel that the State went overboard with the charges and because of that RH didn't get a fair trial.

    The case that I would be passionate about is the Lisa Irwin case. I was between jobs and was able to really dig into that case. Learned a lot about working dogs. I found that the dog alert wasn't proof of anything.
     
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  14. Ranch

    Ranch Well-Known Member

    Why did the State charge Harris with crimes against one minor in the murder trial and then indict him for the same things later on? I think that they wanted to make sure that the jury in the murder case was angry with him so they would vote guilty.

    The separate indictment was done so that the State could get a second bite at Harris if the jury in the murder trial acquitted him. I don't buy the excuses made by the State that “advances in electronic forensic analysis" was the reason for waiting nearly two years to charge Harris with these crimes. GMAB.

    http://www.myajc.com/news/local/wit...ath-faces-new-charges/lZMbuNMi1GhCwwvsnT8oYK/
     
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  15. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I don't think the State needed to "make" the jury angry.
    I think his actions...or lack thereof...are what convicted him. IMO
     
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  16. Ranch

    Ranch Well-Known Member

    I would hope that the jury would only look at the evidence and not use anger about his sexting with a minor to decide whether Harris was guilty of murder or not. In my opinion it's possible one or more jurors could have had some sympathy for a father who made a horrible mistake and forgot his son in a hot car.

    The state wanted to make sure that there was no sympathy possible for Harris by having him tried for unrelated sex crimes along with the murder. They wanted to inflame the jury so much that the outcome would be guilty on all counts. It worked.
     
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  17. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    I was on a jury and all we considered was the evidence. I didn't like the defendant because he was using the mother of his kids for an ATM and selling drugs. However, it wasn't my feelings about the defendant or anyone elses feeling that convicted him, it was the evidence.

    I could care if he's texting a minor. What he was texting is what matters. IIRC, he was texting to a few women that he would be free soon.
     
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  18. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016
  19. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

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  20. Ranch

    Ranch Well-Known Member

    In criminal trials previous convictions are not always admissible. I agree with the reasons why. I feel that having unrelated crimes tried together creates a similar unfair situation for the defendant.


    "Evidence about prior criminal offenses is generally not admissible in court, unless it is directly related to the current charge. Every United States citizen is entitled to a fair trial, so it is important to avoid the inference that the defendant committed the crime simply because he or she is a person of criminal character. That is why evidence of other crimes is inadmissible unless it has an independent relevancy besides showing a criminal disposition."

    http://thomasvalonzo.com/blog/2011/03/prior-convictions-–-are-they-admissible-at-a-criminal-trial/

     

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