BRUNSWICK, GA – A final juror pool 45 jas selected for the pool in the Ross Harris murder trial.
The Cobb County father has been accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot car to die. The case had to be moved to a new venue in south Georgia after it was determined an impartial jury was not possible to be found locally.
On Wednesday, nine prospective jurors said they could set aside anything they have heard about the Ross Harris case, and any opinions they may have held and listen to all of the evidence.
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But not so for Juror number 15.
“It is not even in my realm of thinking that anyone would leave a living thing in these cars – I mean I’m not natured, I am so hot,” the juror said. “I always have been, but even to leave a lizard in the car for a couple of hours in 99 degree weather like we have around here, or y’all probably have up there, um, you know, that’s murder.”
In much the same way, Juror number 21 said she, as a mother and grandmother, had a strong general opinion she couldn’t shake.
“Certainly none of us are perfect,” she said. “We all make mistakes, but from the standpoint of our children, there’s something that’s, um, it’s on a pedestal. I mean our children are our lives – are our future lives, and anything, that for me, relates to children, we have to set our standards tremendously high.”
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Another juror was lost mid-morning when he announced he was 76 years old, and just realized the law -- that if you're 70 or older you don't have to serve on a jury.
Two exercised that right on Tuesday. We're not sure how they're making it this far in the process. The judge has since started checking everyone's birthdate before they're brought in.
With the final jury pool of 45 now selected, the hope is that the jury can be seated on Monday, October 3.
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