No verdict in 2nd day of hot car death jury deliberations

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jurors weighing murder charges against a Georgia man whose toddler son died after being left for hours in a hot car ended their second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

Media reports say jurors in the trial of Justin Ross Harris on Wednesday asked to re-watch videos of Harris being interviewed by police and talking with his then-wife at the police station.

Harris faces charges including malice murder after his 22-month-old son, Cooper, died in June 2014 in a parking lot outside Harris’ workplace in metro Atlanta.

Harris, who moved to Georgia from Alabama in 2012, told police he forgot to take the boy to day care. But prosecutors say Harris intentionally killed his son to escape his family responsibilities at a time when Harris was pursuing sexual affairs outside his marriage.

Jurors began deliberating Tuesday but were dismissed early so they could vote in the election.

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