Trial of dad in boy’s hot car death restarts 275 miles away

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The trial of a metro Atlanta man charged with murder after his toddler son died in the back seat of a hot SUV is starting over four months after the first attempt to seat an impartial jury failed.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of Justin Ross Harris. Now the case has been moved to coastal Glynn County, about 275 miles from the scene of the June 2014 death.

Harris is charged with intentionally killing his 22-month-old son, Cooper, by leaving him in the SUV for nearly seven hours.

A Cobb County judge decided to relocate the trial in May. Nearly three weeks of jury selection revealed media coverage left many potential jurors with strong opinions about Harris, who moved to Georgia in 2012 from Alabama.

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