Sexting Father Who Left Infant Son To Die In Hot Car Indicted For Multiple Murder Charges


The Georgia dad accused of killing his 22-month-old son, Cooper, by leaving him in a hot car last June has been indicted on a series of murder charges by a grand jury.

Malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to children are just a few of the charges 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris faces.

Cooper died inside an SUV parked outside Home Depot on June 18 when temperatures reached 90 degrees in Atlanta.

The precise amount of time the child spent in the car before his death was not disclosed.

Harris told investigators that he was supposed to drop his son off at daycare but forgot about the boy until after he left work seven hours later.

But prosecutors discovered that Harris had returned to his car at least once that day and had even researched how to kill a child in a hot car on the Internet.

Harris was also sexting with six women, suggesting that he wanted out of his life as a husband and father.

The indictment said that Harris acted “with malice aforethought” and caused the boy “cruel and excessive physical pain.”

Harris’ family and friends, however, only had kind words to say about him.

His brother, Randy, a police sergeant in Alabama, said in July,

He was a loving father, he loved his son very much. We went on family vacations together. He was a good dad.

Harris’ wife, Leanna Harris, believes her husband is innocent as well and merely made a careless mistake, despite the evidence he had returned to his car and the suggestive contact with other women.

At Cooper’s funeral, she said,

Ross is a wonderful daddy and leader for our household. Cooper meant the world to him.

One of the women with whom Harris exchanged texts was under 18, so he has additionally been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of dissemination of harmful material to minors because he sent her explicit photos and asked her to do the same.

Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said in a press release that his office is currently debating whether to seek the death penalty, a decision expected to be made within the coming weeks.

Harris will face life in prison if convicted on any one of the murder charges.

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This Footage From A Shooting Will Leave You On The Edge Of Your Seat

Judging from the news, you would think that most crimes that are worthy of the silver screen tend to stay there. For the most part, that’s true…unless you’re dealing with daring criminals who just so happen to have the right people in their pockets.

When that’s the case, you get shootings like the one that happened in Dublin, Ireland, last Friday.

Over the weekend, the Regency Hotel was the scene of a horrific shooting that could’ve been pulled straight out of a gangster film.

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It all went down in the hotel lobby, which was serving as a weigh-in station for an upcoming boxing match at the time.

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Shortly after the shooting began, witnesses reported that a total of six gunmen walked into the lobby and opened fire. Several of the gunmen were dressed as SWAT officers, and others were disguised as women. Rather than firing wildly into the crowd, however, the men went after a specific target — drug dealer David Byrne.

The gunmen fled after killing Byrne and wounding two of his associates. Later that weekend, police learned that the shooting was the result of a dispute between the dealer and the Continuity Irish Republican Army.

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While police are still looking for suspects, a video that was taken during the shooting recently surfaced. This could shed more light on the situation.

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As if that wasn’t bad enough, the Continuity IRA has vowed to hold more attacks for what they see as a series of injustices committed by rival gangs. Needless to say, people in Dublin are terrified.

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This 19-Year-Old College Student Was Found Dead In A River In Rome

Mystery surrounds the death of an American student whose body has been found in the Tiber River in Rome today.

Beau Solomon, 19, from Wisconsin, went missing in the Italian city three days ago — and detectives have not ruled out murder.

He was due to start a study abroad program at John Cabot University which has a campus near the river where Solomon was found.

Beau’s family have paid tribute. His brother told the New York Daily News,

He was full of life.We may never get over this. But we hope that he’s in a better place.

He also told NBC News that in the days after Beau went missing the family contacted his credit card company and discovered more than one thousand dollars had been charged to his card inMilan.

Tributes have been posted on Twitter by friends and strangers:

The last time he was seen was at around 1 am local time on Friday as he left a bar in the city. His roommate contacted the university after he became worried that Beau didn’t show up at orientation the next morning, according to a statement released by John Cabot University.

Initial reports say Solomon suffered head injuries and blood was found on his shirt.His body was taken away for an autopsy.

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Which “Hannibal” Character Are You?

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Which “Hannibal” Character Are You?

  1. You got: Mason Verger

    You’re selfish and sadistic, and don’t respect the people around you. You have a vivid imagination, but it only serves to make you more cruel. Family is very important to you, but your family doesn’t particularly like you.

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  2. You got: Dr. Frederick Chilton

    You’re ambitious and hard-working, but feel as though others don’t fully appreciate what you do. You have a very gentle spirit, but also possess a sharp, analytical mind.

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  3. You got: Jack Crawford

    You’re strong-willed and determined, and fight for what you believe is right without getting too emotional. Your family is very important to you, but you keep that very separate from your work life.

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  4. You got: Abigail Hobbs

    You’re open to new ideas and experiences, and you’re eager to make meaningful connections with other people. You find a lot of satisfaction in being helpful to others.


  5. You got: Margot Verger

    You feel as though you are defined by your family, and often resent it. You’re very strong and calculating, and you have a way of bouncing back from bad situations.

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  6. You got: Freddie Lounds

    You’re extremely ambitious and clever, and this sometimes gets you into trouble. You’re willing to compromise your ethics if it’s for the greater good. You probably have amazing hair.


  7. You got: Dr. Alana Bloom

    You want to see the best in people, to the point that you sometimes overlook the real problems in their lives. You have a very kind hard and a caring spirit, and people tend to fall in love with you very easily.


  8. You got: Dr. Hannibal Lecter

    You have extremely refined tastes, and have many finely honed culinary skills. You have a keen insight into the minds of the people around you, and often use that to your advantage. Few people know the “real you,” and you like it that way. Even still, you yearn to connect with someone like yourself.

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  9. You got: Will Graham

    You’re extremely intuitive and genuinely care about people. You’re willing to do crazy things in pursuit of noble goals. You see the world as it is, but not how others see it.



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If You Think Museums Are Boring, These 10 Unusual Museums Will Prove You Wrong

If you’re like me, when you visit a new city you make a stop at the local museum to see what they have to offer. It’s a great way to soak in the culture, and it gives you something to do instead of hitting the bars at an ungodly hour.

But if the typical science or history museum isn’t exciting enough for you, you might need to find a spot that really gets your blood pumping. Here are some of the strangest, creepiest, and sometimes most hilarious little museums in the country.

1. Museum of Sex in New York, NY

Despite featuring reams of pornography displayed on its walls, the Museum of Sex in Manhattan is allowed within the 500 feet of church institutions not granted to strip clubs and porn stores. The current hot exhibits at the popular adults-only museum include Sex Among the Lotus: 2500 Years of Chinese Erotic Obsession and GET OFF: Exploring the Pleasure Principles.

2. International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, ME

We all know the cryptid classics such as Big Foot, the Loch Ness monster, and the Yeti, but this museum also features regional hits like Dover Demon, the Montauk Monster, the Jersey Devil, skunk apes, and even some relatively unknowns like “giant beavers.”

3. Museum of Death in Los Angeles, CA

This LA museum’s cheerful slogan is “make people happy to be alive,” and proceeds to do so by showing them a variety of historical items related to death. They’ve got baby coffins, taxidermy animals, artwork from serial killers, a recreation of the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide (featuring the original beds), and even the severed head of serial killer Henri “Bluebeard” Landru!

4. Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, KY

Claiming to be the “only museum in the world dedicated to the art of ventriloquism,” this museum features a lot of heavy hitters in the dummy world, such as Charlie McCarthy, Cecil Wigglenose, and Jacko. Don’t know who these guys are? Then you probably had a very sane childhood.

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5. Warren Anatomical Museum in Boston, MA

Inside Harvard’s Medical School lies this 15,000-item collection of strange anatomical specimens, including the skull of Phineas Gage, the railroad worker remembered for receiving an iron rod through his head and surviving.

6. House on the Rock in Dodgeville, WI

Designed by the mysterious and eccentric architect Alex Jordan Jr., this labyrinth of weirdness features, among other things, a large collection of Santa Claus figures, a 200-foot model of a sea monster, and the world’s largest indoor carousel.

7. UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, NM

No one does extraterrestrial speculation quite like Roswell. This museum may be light on the actual facts, but it’s heavy on the fog machines and memorabilia from the famous 1947 “crash.”

8. The Warren’s Occult Museum in Monroe, CT

Ed and Lorraine Warren, the famous investigators of the Amityville haunting opened up their own paranormal-themed museum in the back of their Connecticut home. It features shrunken heads, vampire coffins, and the cursed doll Annabelle herself.

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9. Porter Sculpture Park in Montrose, SD

Using scrap metal from old railroads and antique farm equipment, Wayne Porter built several absolutely bizarre sculptures way out in the middle of nowhere. Among them are dragons, a giant bowl of fish, and an ox head approximately the size of one of the Rushmore heads.

10. Meguro Parasitological Museum in Tokyo, Japan

Immerse yourself in 45,000 different specimens of parasites, including the world’s longest tape worm, stretching nearly 29 feet long!

There you have it, the least pretentious museums in the country! They’re all admittedly off-putting, but somehow less disgusting than when the MET asks you for a $20 donation.

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It’s Not Often That Serial Killers Work In Pairs, But These 5 Couples Are Exceptions

When we hear the words “serial killer,” we tend to think of a lone wolf who commits heinous crimes out of view.

However, that isn’t always the case. While some killers are joined by their children, others make up halves of murderous couples. Whatever it may be that motivates them to kill, it’s clear that some love doing it together. Here are five deadly duos you’d never want to run into alone.

1. Suzan and Michael Bear Carson, the San Francisco Witch Killers

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After Michael divorced his first wife, he got remarried to Suzan.

The couple became heavy drug users and began going by “the Bears” after converting to Islam and moving to the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Fransisco. They committed their first murder in 1981, stabbing their 22-year-old roommate, Keryn Barnes, 13 times and crushing her skull with a frying pan in their shared apartment.

They killed at least two other people between 1981 and 1983, claiming that their victims were all witches that needed to be exterminated. When they were finally caught after a high-speed police chase, they called a press conference to confess to all of the murders, but later withdrew their confessions before standing trial. They were both convicted of the three killings and received 75 years to life in prison.

2. Alton Coleman and Debra Brown

Coleman and Brown killed eight people and raped most of them across six states in 1984.

Many of their victims had been their friends’ young daughters. The two only met a year before that when Brown was engaged to be married, but she quickly left her fiance and moved in with Coleman. Brown suffered head trauma when she was a little girl and was diagnosed with dependent personality disorder, so her relationship with Coleman became akin to that of a master and slave, though she willingly helped with the murders.

When they were arrested for their crimes, they were both sentenced to death in Ohio, but Brown’s sentence was changed to life in prison because of her low IQ scores and the belief that Coleman had influenced her actions. Coleman was executed in 2002.

3. Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood

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These two met while working at the Alpine Manor Nursing Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

They became lovers in 1986 and went on to smother five elderly women together in the next year. Wood later claimed that the murders had been a game and a bond of love for them, since they counted and kept track of each kill.

The couple eventually broke up, and Wood’s ex-husband went to the police in 1988 after finding out about the murders. In exchange for reduced murder charges, Wood confessed everything and received two 20-year prison sentences. Graham received five life sentences.

4. Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka

This Canadian couple videotaped raping, torturing, and murdering at least two young women together between 1990 and 1992.

Before that, Homolka allowed Bernardo to rape her own sister after he’d become obsessed with her, and she died as a result of being drugged. However, her death was ruled an accident.

They were arrested in 1993, but Homolka only received 12 years for manslaughter after successfully getting a plea deal in exchange for testimony against Bernardo. She told investigators that he forced her to join in on the murders, but the videotapes later proved that she was very willing. She was released from prison in 2005 and changed her name to Leanne Teale and married another man. Bernardo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for at least 25 years. He’s still in jail today.

5. Fred and Rosemary West

This English couple may look innocent and wholesome, but they were cold-blooded killers, rapists, and torturers.

When Fred went to prison in the early 1970s, Rosemary savagely beat his step-daughter, Charmaine, and became angry when she wouldn’t cry. She killed her while Fred was still incarcerated. The couple also murdered Charmaine’s mother, who was Fred’s ex-wife.

In addition to raping their other daughters, they murdered at least 11 women together. Their horrific crimes also included torturing and mutilating their victims before burying them in and around their home, which became known as the “House of Horrors.” Rosemary was finally convicted of 10 murders in 1995 and was sentenced to life in prison. Fred killed himself in jail while awaiting trial.

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What disturbs me the most is how ordinary some of these people look. It’s terrifying to think that we’ll never know the what people we pass on the street every day are like behind closed doors.

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People Are Killing Themselves By Eating The Fruit From This Tree

The Cerbera odollam plant grows in abundance across certain regions of Asia. While it looks pretty standard at first glance, its seeds are actually deadly to humans.

It’s estimated that one person per week takes their own life with these seeds in India. In fact, researchers believe that they’re linked to more suicides than any other poisonous plant in the world.

What makes the Cerbera odollam fruit so deadly is a compound contained in the seeds.

They contain toxins that alter how the heart operates. Cerberin (a digoxin-like cardenolide) and cardiac glycoside cause the heart to beat irregularly, which usually leads to death.

It is almost impossible to find traces of these toxic compounds in autopsies, so coroners often have a hard time determining a cause of death when this plant is involved.

It is believed to be the cause of thousands of suicides and murders.

Some people eat the seeds by mistake, while others have nefarious intentions. Because it’s so hard to find traces of these chemicals, plenty of murderers make the seeds their weapons of choice.

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They’re also easily available to anyone who wants them.

In India and other regions of Asia, the prevalence of the so-called “suicide tree” is astounding. This sadly means that the seeds are readily available for purchase. Recently, a 22-year-old in America purchased the seeds for just over $5.

This heartbreaking story out of Calumet City, Illinois, sheds light on the fact that the poisonous pods are available for purchase online. People around the world buy them when they want to commit suicide.

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Be on the lookout for these trees if you plan on visiting Asia. If you’re not careful, things could turn deadly.

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This Child’s Caretaker Gave Him Milk…Then Killed Him Over It

In September 2015, Chicago police came across a child’s severed foot in the Garfield Park lagoon.

When a dive team went back to search the lagoon, they found the limbs and head of two-year-old Kyrian Knox. “It was pretty difficult to deal with. Probably one of the most difficult things I’ve had to deal with in my 29 years on the job,” Sergeant Angel Romero told BuzzFeed.

The toddler had been reported missing to the Rockford Police Department in August by his 41-year-old caretaker, Kamel Harris. However, police arrested the same man this year on Tuesday, November 15, for murder after finding Kyrian’s blood in his car. He later told police that his reason for killing the child was because he wouldn’t stop crying after having a bad reaction to milk.

When Kyrian’s mother, 24-year-old Lanisha Knox, needed to train for a new job in Iowa, she left him in the care of Harris and his girlfriend, Danyelle Foggs.

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Harris apparently hadn’t been aware that Kyrian was lactose-intolerant, so he gave him milk. When the toddler began crying uncontrollably, Harris killed him and dismembered his body before dumping it in the lagoon.

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Italian Woman Sentenced To 30 Years For Killing Her Son — Wait Until You Hear Why

Your family members are supposed to be the people closest to you who will have your back no matter what.

They are your blood relatives and the people you turn to in times of trouble. However, every family has its fair share of secrets that if revealed could cause everything to unravel. In some cases, these dirty little secrets can cause things to go totally off the rails. That’s exactly what happened to one Sicilian family.

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Veronica Panarello has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after strangling her eight-year-old son to death with electrical cables.

After Panarello reported her son missing, she told police that he had been abducted and that she had dropped him off at school. According to her original story, he was not there when she went to pick him up.


Suspicions were raised after CCTV footage from the school negated Panarello’s claims. Eventually, the boy’s body was recovered from a gully.


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The mom was convicted of her son’s murder and of concealing a body. After revealing that her child had been murdered, however, Panarello quickly passed the blame onto her father-in-law.


She revealed in a hearing that her father-in-law, Andrea Stival, helped concoct the plan to murder the young boy after he had walked in on Panarello and Stival having sex.


While he is currently under investigation as an accessory to murder, Stival insists that he had nothing to do with the crime and has threatened to sue his daughter-in-law.


“That accusation is something completely out of this world. I went mad for my grandson, my little angel. Now there’s a need for peace and justice. My stomach turned upside down,” said Stival.


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Regardless of what this family had going on behind closed doors, there was no need for an innocent young boy to lose his life over such ridiculous drama.

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