The former wife of a Georgia man sentenced to life in prison for leaving their young son to die in a hot car has praised the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn his conviction – describing her ex-husband as a devoted father, but ‘a terrible husband’.
Justin Ross Harris, 41, was sentenced to life in prison for the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper, who died in June 2014 after being left in a hot car for seven hours.
Cooper’s mother, Leanna Taylor, always insisted that Cooper’s death was an accident.
On Wednesday Georgia’s Supreme Court overturned the murder conviction after they found the jury was shown evidence that was ‘extremely and unfairly prejudicial.’
Taylor on Thursday said the court had made the right decision, calling it ‘big news for Ross and his family.’
She added: ‘I…
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