BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A variety of reasons, from the smell of marijuana in the courtroom to strong opinions of guilt, got some jurors removed from the trial of a metro Atlanta man accused of killing his toddler son by leaving him in a hot SUV.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/2cxNAxg ) reports that Judge Mary Staley Clark passed on selecting a convicted felon. Cobb County prosecutor Chuck Boring said that man showed up for jury selection “with an odor of marijuana about him.”
Justin Ross Harris, an Alabama native who moved to Georgia to take a job with The Home Depot’s corporate office, is charged with murder in the 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper.
Six potential jurors advanced through the selection process Wednesday, but the jury panel is far from being finalized.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com