Everyone, from prosecutors to the defense, knows Justin Ross Harris caused the death of his toddler son, Cooper, last month by leaving him in a hot car for seven hours.
The question is why.
In testimony on July 3, Cobb County prosecutors used tidbits culled from Harris’ electronic devices — sexting, viewing troubling websites — to shock an international audience. When the trial opens, their task will be harder: to convince a jury he didn’t simply forget his son was in the car. Key tools, they made clear, will be Ross Harris’ own half-dozen devices, from his iPhone to laptops and a video streaming device.
In stories on myajc.com and in the AJC Sunday, the AJC takes the closest look yet at the digital side of the Harris case: what digital evidence police have found, what they might find, and the way investigators go about it. To read the story, click here.
Accompanying that is a riveting tale of computer investigations elsewhere (to read, click here), showing the stakes of getting it right — or wrong. And only on myajc.com, delve into the world of digital forensics by clicking here.