Hot car death lead investigator takes the stand

Jurors watch detectives question Ross Harris

The first order of business Friday was a simple question from the jury: How much longer? The answer -- It's likely about three to four more weeks before the jury gets the case, which will put things around Thanksgiving. 

After that point, the judge ordered cameras turned off, because the next witness was a woman who exchanged sexually explicit texts with Ross Harris when she was 16 years old.

The live feed was restored once Cobb County Police Detective Phil Stoddard was sworn onto the stand late Friday morning. Stoddard was the lead investigator on the case.

Stoddard presented videos from the initial investigative interview with Harris on a large screen, which showed multiple angles. Those videos began with Harris by himself in an interview room, wailing and moaning before an investigator entered to begin taking down information. 

As the video continued in real-time, after the initial investigator interview, Harris could be seen first by himself crying and wailing, then crying with his wife.

Four different women were paraded through the witness stand on Thursday to discuss the nature of their sexually explicit online relationships with Ross Harris. Each of the women, who were in their late teens at the time, exchanged sexually provocative text messages and images with Ross Harris using Whisper, Kik and other online messaging platforms.

The prosecution is continuing to build its case against the father accused of purposefully leaving his infant son in a hot SUV where he died in June, 2014. 

Harris is charged with malice murder, felony murder and other charges in the murder trial, which was moved to southern Georgia when a non-biased jury was not able to be secured in metro Atlanta.

PHOTOS | Ross Harris Murder Trial Day 11

 

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