2. What Harris said, and what he meant. The prosecution made much of a series of texts that Harris sent on the messaging app Whisper in the minutes before he left Cooper in the car. In response to a female stranger who had posted, "I hate being married with kids," Harris replied, "I love my son and all, but we both need escapes." The prosecution said that was proof that Harris planned to kill his child. The defense said the remark was far more benign: a man seeking sex with strangers to escape the routines of ordinary life.
3. "Murder is murder is murder." Harris was charged with three counts of murder: malice murder, which accuses him of intentionally killing his son, and two counts of felony murder, which say that someone died while Harris was committing a felony. The charges are different, but the penalties are the same: life in prison, with a minimum of 30 years to serve. Hence, defense attorney Maddox Kilgore's remark to the jury that "murder is murder is murder."