MARIETTA — New warrants were released Friday in the case against Justin Ross Harris, the man accused of intentionally letting his child die in the back seat of his car. Most of the information released in the warrants corroborated what Detective Phillip Stoddard said Thursday in a probable cause hearing, including “evidence of inappropriate sexual communications with other women has been obtained.”
Stoddard said in court Harris had been exchanging explicit images with women on the day his 22-month-old son Cooper died.
Stoddard said after Harris left his son in the car that morning, he returned to it after lunch. At that time, he placed some newly purchased light bulbs in the car his son was still in, the detective said.
The new warrants say investigators are searching Harris’ townhouse in Cumberland to see if the home needed new light bulbs.
Harris instructed family members on how to collect two life insurance policies on Cooper worth $27,000, the warrants also say.
A number of search warrants were taken out on computers, Harris’ cellphone and other electronic devices to find information dealing with Harris’ finances and credit card debt.
Harris told police he had recently started a new business and he had about $4,000 in credit card debt to earn airline miles. He also said he and his wife had car and student loans to pay for.
Harris’ electronic devices are being searched for communication “regarding child, wife and family issues” as well as Internet searches about car seats and deaths in cars.
Harris remains in jail without bond.