ATLANTA — A new arrest warrant says a Georgia man accused of leaving his son in an SUV on a hot day returned in the middle of the day to put something in the vehicle, where the child was strapped into a seat in the back.
The warrant filed Tuesday also downgrades one charge against 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris, from first-degree child cruelty to second-degree. Harris also faces a murder charge and is being held without bond.
A Cobb County police officer wrote that Harris left his child in the car for about seven hours July 18. Temperatures reached the low 90s.
Harris has told police he was supposed to drive his son to daycare but drove to work without remembering the boy was strapped in his seat until the ride home.