5 things to know today: Ross Harris’ ex-wife complains about police treatment after son’s hot car death; Matt Ryan relaxing in Mexico; cop killer found guilty, but mentally ill

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5 things to know today: Ross Harris’ ex-wife complains about police treatment after son’s hot car death; Matt Ryan relaxing in Mexico; cop killer found guilty, but mentally ill

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Portrait of Leanna Taylor, who sat for an interview with the AJC and Channel 2 Action News in Birmingham. (AJC image)

1. Ross Harris' ex-wife complains about how police treated her after son's hot car death. Leanna Taylor is the ex-wife of Ross Harris and the mother of Cooper, the 22-month-old boy Ross Harris left to die in his SUV in 2014. After 2½ years of silence, Taylor had an extended interview last week with the AJC and Channel 2 Action News. [Read more]

2. Matt Ryan relaxing in Mexico with wife and … Matthew Stafford. Even the NFL’s Most Valuable Player needs a little time away with his wife and ... another NFL quarterback? Falcons QB Matt Ryan is in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with his wife, Sarah, and one of his best buddies, Detroit Lions and former Georgia Bulldogs star Matthew Stafford, according to TMZ.com. [Read more

 

3. Jury finds cop killer guilty but mentally ill. A Troup County jury found a former Georgia National Guard sergeant, who said he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, guilty but mentally ill for murdering an off-duty police officer at a Griffin Waffle House almost three years ago. [Read more

 

4. Sandy Springs home invasion victim tried to hit suspect with bat. A victim in a Sandy Springs home invasion said he tried to beat the suspect over the head with a bat. “I was just standing at the corner of the stairs with a bat, just waiting for somebody to come up,” Paul Hamby told Channel 2 Action News. [Read more

 

5. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith spoke up after President Trump didn’t fully answer question about Russia. President Trump had a hostile exchange with CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta during a Thursday news conference. CNN, which has been at odds with the Trump administration, had a voice of support from an unlikely source. [Read more

 

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