Ross Harris Trial: Oct. 5

- The prosecution continued building their case Wednesday in Ross Harris trial. Harris, 35, is a Cobb County man charged with murder in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper, who was found dead in the back seat of Harris's hot SUV. Prosecutors believe he intentionally left his son to die at a time when Harris was unhappy in his marriage and looking for relationships with other women. Defense attorneys said the death was a tragic accident. In April, the trial was moved from Cobb County to Glynn County.

Here are the notes from the third day of the trial:

4:53 p.m. - "I never saw him cry once."

4:48 p.m. - Officer Gallimore becomes emotional on the stand. He says, "I didn't' want Cooper left on the pavement like that. I took off my uniform and draped it over him."

4:45 p.m. - Officer Gallimore says he felt like Harris was acting hysterical. As in "acting" and not being sincere.

4:40 p.m. - Gallimore says he could tell Cooper had been dead for a while by the shadow under his eyes.

4:35 p.m. - Officer Gallimore asked by lawyer to use pointer to show jury exact placement of SUV and surrounding area where car was found.

4:31 p.m. - Officer Brett Gallimore, Cobb County Police Dept. Precinct 3, worked with Cobb County 4 years. "I am POST certified." "I was driving off Akers Mill Square and immediately to my right I saw an SUV and saw a crowd and a male, who was Ross Harris, walking behind the SUV on his cell phone. The crowd looking down at the road."


4:30 p.m. - Foglia dismissed off witness stand.

4:29 p.m. - Foglia tells lawyers that Mr. Harris did not show his ID.

4:26 p.m. - Foglia describes Mr. Harris with hands on top of his head. She says she was more concerned with Cooper, than Mr. Harris.

4:09 p.m. - Foglia describes Cooper as being "stiff from death." She says she could not open his mouth.

4:04 p.m. - Lindsay Foglia, officer with the Cobb County Police Department is called to the stand by the State.


4:02 p.m. - "Again everyone grieves different... but if it was my child I would have grieved differently. I would have shed tears. I would not have put him on the hot asphalt."

3:57 p.m. - Hamilton says Harris's demeanor changed when he tried to make a phone call.

3:47 p.m. -Hamilton says Harris was acting distraught. Raised his voice at the female police officer.

3:45 p.m. - Hamilton says it was a sunny, hot day. He says he put Cooper near the curb on the asphalt. At the time Hamilton heard Harris yelling "what have I done, what have I done! I've killed my son!"

3:37 p.m. - State calls Dale Hamilton to the stand. Hamilton was eating lunch at Subway, like he does most days, when Harris arrived at the shopping center.


2:45 p.m. - Prosecution plays the 9-1-1 call that Ashleigh Womback placed at the scene. You can hear Harris in the background yelling.

2:39 p.m. -"The only person that touched the baby was the good Samaritan." Womack says she assumed that man she saw helping was the father. She thought it was strange that the actual father [Harris ] wasn't helping.

2:33 p.m. - Womack tells the Prosecution that Harris was screaming "oh my god what have I done!" but she never saw him touch the child. She says the only person who was helping was a good Samaritan at the scene. Womback called 9-1-1 at the scene.

2:32 p.m. - Womack says the child looked an unnatural color of grey; he looked like he had been sweating.

2:30 p.m. - State calls Ashleigh Womack, a witness who was eating at Cino's, to the stand. She says she yelled "oh my god, did anyone call 9-1-1" when she saw what happened.


2:17 p.m. - "I thought it was strange that his tears stopped so suddenly."

2:13 p.m. - Eastland says at one point she remembers that no one was standing by the baby.

2:05 p.m. - Eastland becomes upset talking about the events of that day. She says her and the man she was with at Cinco's have not spoken since.

2:03 p.m. - Eastland says Harris did not seem sincere. She says he went from being frantic to being very calm, and that when he was in the patrol car he kept looking back at the police.

1:58 p.m. - Eastland says she saw Harris walk off, away from Cooper.

1:51 p.m. - State calls Artiyka Eastland to the stand. Eastland was eating at "Cincos" when Harris pulled his car into the shopping center. She says he yelled "what have I done."


1:48 p.m. - Questioning of Shumpert is finished.

1:42 p.m. - Shumpert confirms that he did smell something at the scene. He says that it is not typical to write that in a report because the smell is common when someone has died.

1:33 p.m. - Questioning of Brad Shumpert with the Cobb County Police Department, continues.


11:54 a.m. - Shumpert says he smelled a dirty diaper, but that the smell was "nothing remarkable."

11:15 a.m. - Prosecution shows photos of Cooper’s bedroom.

10:09 a.m. - Shumpert says Cooper’s shirt and shorts were wet.

10:06 a.m. - Prosecution shows Shumpert photos of Cooper. Shumpert Says that his legs were stiff and stuck in a "sitting position."

10:03 a.m. - Shumpert says there was just an inch or two between the car seat and the front seats.

9:41 a.m. - Shumpert describes Coopers body as being purple, as having scratches on his face, and being noticeably stiff. Describes smell as "hot and strong." Noticeably wet.

9:20 a.m. - Brad Shumpert of the Cobb County Police Department is called to the stand. He is a crime scene detective- his job was to process evidence at the scene.

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