Juror questionnaire in hot SUV case seeks to ID juror bias
ATLANTA – Potential jurors for the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die filled out a 17-page questionnaire Tuesday to help the lawyers pick a qualified jury.
Police say 22-month-old Cooper died after spending about seven hours in the SUV on a hot day in June 2014. Justin Ross Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day his son died.
The questionnaires ask potential jurors whether they or someone they know has ever left a child or animal in a hot car, and about what news media coverage of the case they have seen.
The questionnaire notes the trial could last four to six weeks once opening statements begin.