Reader responds: Grand jury should indict in death
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Re: Guest commentary by Allen Goodwin, July 27 MDJ, “The Cooper Harris case: Silence in the face of injustice”

I thoroughly and strongly disagree with Mr. Goodwin. I think Ross Harris’s cruel actions that day were carefully planned out for that day by himself and I suspect by his wife. Just five weeks prior, videos were watched concerning, how long it would take for a child to die in a hot car, how to live child free, how an animal would die in a hot car and how to survive in prison.

How could anyone forget a child in a car who was awake in the short distance from the Chick-fill- A to Ross’s work place and whose head was above the car seat that was too small for him with the straps at lowest settings so that he could not get out?

It was proved he did try to get out by the marks on back of head and scratches on face. Little Cooper died a horrible, cruel and painful death. Ross could have seen little Cooper’s head every time he made a right turn and then forgot about him for over seven hours, even after getting an email at work from Cooper’s day care and making a trip to look in car at lunch time.

Being deaf in his right ear would not affect his not smelling the smell of death in the car when he left work but he drove to a place that was busy in order for witnesses to hear his phony cries of “What have I done?” There would not have been witnesses if he had pretended to find Cooper at his parking place at work.

Instead of calling it an “injustice” for Ross Harris, let us call for justice for little Cooper. It would thrill me to see the Cobb County grand jury send Ross Harris to face a judge and jury so that the truth will come out.

Margaret D. Adams


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August 12, 2014
This reader has based her opinion of pieces of information that have not been placed into proper context. The reader has taken as gospel truth everything that the police has thrown out to the media and public. None of our opinions really matter, including my own. What matters is truth. The public would do well not to make judgments against either parent prior to the trial. People seem to want the parents to be guilty. When a child dies, people want to blame somebody. True, Ross is to blame for his son's death, but only he and God knows if he planned a murder. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? My fear is that he will not receive a fair trial. How can he when people prematurely condemned him?
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