Jury pool of 45 selected in Georgia hot car death trial


BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A judge and attorneys have selected a final pool of 45 potential jurors who are qualified to hear the trial of a Georgia man charged with killing his toddler son by leaving the child inside a hot SUV.

Justin Ross Harris is charged with murder in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. Pretrial publicity caused the judge to move the case 275 miles from the Atlanta suburbs, to coastal Brunswick.

News organizations report the judge and attorneys agreed on the jury pool Wednesday after eight days of questioning potential jurors.

The judge plans to seat a final jury of 12 plus up to four alternates on Oct. 3, before opening statements in the trial of Harris, who moved to Georgia from Alabama in 2012.

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