Toddler dies in hot car; police say father forgot to drop off child at daycare
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Father, Jutsin Harris has been booked on murder charges after his son was left in hot car.
Police in Atlanta are investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car in sweltering temperatures.
It happened at a shopping mall in Cobb County. Police say the father was supposed to take his 22-month-old son to daycare, but forgot and went to work.
Dana Pierce, Cobb County Police spokesperson, said the father, Justin Harris, 34 or Marietta, forgot the child was in the car seat. He went to work in the morning and left someone after 4 o'clock. That's when he discovered the child in the backseat. Police say the father pulled over and tried to resuscitate the boy but was unsuccessful.
Harris, has been booked on murder and cruelty to children charges. RELATED STORY from Hartsville. RELATED STORY from Florence. On average more than three dozen children die in hot cars each year.
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