Georgia Supreme Court overturns conviction in hot car murder case

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By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) – The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the murder conviction of a man accused of killing his 22-month-old son by leaving him in a sweltering sport utility vehicle because he wanted a child-free life. The court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled that evidence of Justin Ross Harris’s affairs should not have been admitted and may have unfairly swayed the jury in its 2016 decision. Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice David E. Nahmias reversed the convictions of murder and first-degree child cruelty in the case that had drawn international attention. Harris, 41, …

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