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July 15th, 2014
11:02 PM ET

Caught on video: Crowd breaks into hot car to rescue children

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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July 9th, 2014
10:41 PM ET

Authorities re-enact the hot car conditions that led to Cooper Harris' death 

Police returned to the Georgia parking lot where 22-month-old Cooper Harris took his last breaths and they re-enacted what his father claims is a tragic accident. Justin Harris left the toddler in the back of his broiling hot SUV for seven hours. He is now facing charges of murder and child cruelty. Martin Savidge has the latest.

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July 7th, 2014
11:15 PM ET

Crime & Punishment: A new focus in the hot car death investigation

Eight search warrants are just some of the documents shedding new light on the hot car death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris. His father, Justin Harris, is charged with murder and child cruelty for leaving the toddler strapped in a car seat in the back of his broiling SUV for seven hours. Martin Savidge takes a look at the latest twists in the case.

Dozens of children die in the U.S. every year after being left in hot cars. That's how Lyn Balfour's 9-month-old son Bryce died. She was tried for murder and acquitted. Balfour discussed the latest evidence in the Harris case.

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David Diamond discusses both the Harris and Balfour cases


Filed under: Hot car death • Justin Harris • Martin Savidge
July 2nd, 2014
10:26 PM ET

Is there enough evidence for authorities to keep Justin Harris in jail?

Justin Harris is heading back to court tomorrow. He has already pleaded not guilty to murdering his son by leaving him in a hot car. Tomorrow a judge is set to decide whether prosecutors have enough evidence to keep him in jail. Martin Savidge looks at the case against Harris and what may be presented in court tomorrow.

John Berman discussed the chances of the judge granting Harris bail with legal analysts Paul Callan, Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos.

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June 30th, 2014
10:44 PM ET

Police: Mother of Georgia toddler also researched child deaths in hot cars

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.

June 27th, 2014
08:55 PM ET

Who is Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia father who fatally left his toddler in a hot car

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.

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June 26th, 2014
09:21 PM ET

Retracing the steps of Justin Harris, the Georgia father who fatally left his toddler in a hot car

Roughly one week since a toddler died after being left inside a vehicle on a hot Georgia day, on Thursday evening Martin Savidge joined Anderson Cooper live with details from that fateful day.

As part of an in-depth look at the events of June 18th, Savidge retraced the steps of Justin Harris' route to work, in the process shedding light on an event that is at best a tragedy, and at worst, murder.

Watch the above video as the CNN correspondent paints a grim picture of the final day in 22-month-old Cooper Harris' life.


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April 28th, 2014
09:57 PM ET

New twisters touch down a day after tornadoes kill 16 people 

It's a one-two punch of deadly and destructive weather. New twisters touch down less than 24 hours after tornadoes swept through Arkansas, Iowa and Oklahoma. At least 14 were killed in Arkansas, and officials fear the death toll will rise as crews dig through debris. The twisters ripped roofs off of homes, tossed cars like toys and tore down power lines. Anderson takes a look at the destruction.

Martin Savidge reports from Tupelo, Mississippi just after a twister leveled a busy section of the city and Ed Lavandera has the latest from hard hit Mayflower, Arkansas.

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April 14th, 2014
10:35 PM ET

Co-pilot's cell phone signal detected after Flight 370 vanished from radar

A signal coming from the cell phone belonging to Flight 370's co-pilot reached a Malaysian cell tower in the moments after the plane lost contact. The tower was about 250 miles from the location of the flight's final signal. It is raising serious questions about how far off course and how low the plane was flying. Pamela Brown has the latest on the investigation.

Martin Savidge takes a look at what this cell phone data says about Flight 370's altitude.

March 18th, 2014
09:49 PM ET

Recreating Flight 370's sharp left turn

Both Thai and Malaysian officials report their radar systems registered a plane that may have been Flight 370. If that's true, it would indicate the flight took a hard left from its intended route. A law enforcement official says a move like that was almost certainly programmed by someone in the cockpit. Martin Savidge took a closer look in a 777 flight simulator with flight instructor Mitchell Casado.

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