The Latest: Jury in hot-car death trial dismissed to go vote

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) " The Latest on the trial of Georgia man accused of leaving his toddler to die in a hot car (all times local):

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1 p.m.

Jurors have ended their deliberations for the day in the murder trial of a Georgia man whose toddler son died after being left for hours in a hot car.

Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley Clark adjourned court at noon Tuesday to give jurors time to cast Election Day ballots.

The jury started weighing evidence Tuesday morning in the monthlong trial of Justin Ross Harris. Prosecutors say Harris intentionally left his 22-month-old son, Cooper, to die in his SUV in the parking lot of his suburban Atlanta workplace on June 18, 2014.

Defense attorneys say Harris loved his son and the death was a tragic accident.

Jurors heard about five hours of closing arguments on Monday.

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10:55 a.m.

The jury has begun deliberating in the murder trial of a Georgia man whose toddler son died after being left for hours in a hot car.

Jurors started weighing evidence Tuesday morning in the monthlong trial of Justin Ross Harris. Prosecutors say Harris intentionally left his 22-month-old son, Cooper, to die his SUV in the parking lot of his suburban Atlanta workplace June 18, 2014.

Defense attorneys say Harris loved his son and the death was a tragic accident.

Both sides delivered nearly five hours in total of closing arguments Monday.

Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley Clark plans to adjourn court at noon Tuesday to give jurors time to cast Election Day ballots.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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