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Georgia father charged with murder in son's hot-car death

Published on Sep 5, 2014 8:03 AM
Justin Ross Harris sits in Cobb County Magistrate Court in Marietta, Georgia on July 3, 2014. Harris is being charged with malice murder in the case of his 22-month-old son who he left for seven hours in a car while he was at work June 18, 2014 according to media reports Sept 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ATLANTA (REUTERS) - A Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son strapped inside a hot car and exchanging nude photos with women as the child was dying was indicted on three counts of murder on Thursday by a grand jury.

Justin Ross Harris, 33, could face the death penalty if convicted.

In the eight-count indictment, he faces charges of malice and felony murder, as well as child cruelty and a charge related to sexual exploitation for asking a girl to send him lewd photos.

Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said he would decide in the next two to three weeks whether to seek the death sentence.

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