It was a dramatic scene: strangers smashing the windows of a hot car to free the children crying inside. Their mother reportedly left them alone while she was getting her hair cut. Her reaction stunned the good samaritans who saved her kids. This comes as Leanna Harris released a statement through her attorney. Harris' husband is charged with murder in the death of their 22-month-old son, who was left in a hot SUV for seven hours. Martin Savidge has the latest on that case.
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Today Leanna Harris reportedly visited the jail where her husband is being held on murder and child cruelty charges in the hot car death of their son Cooper. The couple's words and actions have come under intense scrutiny by police. Martin Savidge looks at how others in the media spotlight have responded to tragedy.
CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Paul Callan look at whether the Harris' behavior could be brought up in court.
Authorities are taking a close look at the actions of Leanna Harris. Her husband Justin is facing murder and child cruelty charges in the hot car death of their 22-month-old son Cooper. Now some are asking whether she will also be arrested. Jason Carroll takes a closer look.
CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin, Paul Callan and Mark Geragos look at whether Leanna Harris' statements may have incriminated her.
A stunning video shows Oscar Pistorius going through the motions of what he says happened the night he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. For the first time, the public is seeing Pistorius without his prosthetics while pretending to shoot a gun. Pistorius' defense attorneys are expected to rest their case tomorrow and say the video was illegally obtained and aired on Australian TV. Robyn Curnow reports.
Roughly one year ago, 14-year-old Abbie Bartels took her own life, hanging herself in her bedroom closet.
A student at the Milton Hershey School, Bartel had been barred from attending her graduation, a decision her family maintains lead to the suicide.
"I said 'what are you, a bunch of morons,'" recalled Abbie's mother, Julie Bartels, in relaying the story to CNN's Gary Tuchman.
As the anniversary of Bartels' death nears, Tuchman traveled to Pennsylvania, examining the circumstances which lead to the tragedy, visiting the boarding school, and interviewing family members and legal experts.
Watch the above video for Tuchman's full report as shared with John Berman Tuesday evening.
A judge will determine this week whether there's enough evidence to keep in jail a man whose son died in a hot SUV. Justin Harris is charged with murder and second-degree cruelty. Georgia police say that Harris and his wife, Leanna, told them that they conducted Internet searches on how hot a car needed to get to kill a child. CNN's Martin Savidge has more on the investigation.
The grisly death of Georgia's Cooper Harris is sadly not an anomaly. Last year alone, more than 40 children died as a result of being left alone in a hot car.
But might these tragedies be preventable? Could technology be tapped into so as to guard against forgetfulness, and combat negligence?
Gary Tuchman traveled to Texas to test car seat monitors that claim to save kids from being left inside sweltering vehicles.
Watch the above video as the CNN correspondent tried out the device with the help of a parking lot, an SUV, and a reluctant six-month-old.
More than a week since a toddler died after being left inside a vehicle on a hot Georgia day, questions still remain as to the circumstances of that fateful day.
At the center of the investigation is Justin Ross Harris, the father of the late 22-month-old Cooper Harris.
After traveling to Alabama to interview those that knew Harris earlier in his life, on Friday evening CNN's Nick Valencia profiled the man that is charged with the murder of his own son.
Amidst the aftermath of a 22-month-old boy dying as a result of being left inside a car on a sweltering Georgia day, on Thursday evening Anderson Cooper welcomed a pair of guests uniquely qualified to share insight on the harrowing story.
A busy working mother, Lyn Balfour inadvertently left her son in a car after creating a "false memory" of bringing him to daycare. When her childcare provider alerted her to the tragic accident, it was too late:
"Finally, after the third time, she's trying to explain to me, she said 'No Lyn, you didn't drop him off.'"
Now an advocate for those dealing with the very tragedy that still haunts her, Balfour points parents to the child safety group kidsandcars.org.
Meanwhile, as the man who penned The Washington Post's award-winning article "Fatal Distraction," Gene Weingarten's research has taught him that such tragedies are more a result of something mental, and tied less to anything emotional:
"This turns out to be a failure of memory, not of love, not of bad parenting," he told Cooper. "It's something that happens under a certain set of circumstances, they tend to be the same."