And what do you think? Breakdown host Bill Rankin asked several listeners for their take on the verdict and sentence, and you’re deeply split.
Many believe Harris got what was coming to him (and some even wish he could be executed for Cooper’s death). “There’s no way, unless you have dementia, that you would have forgot your child that quickly,” said one. “The level of depravity it took to walk away from that car and leave him there. . . . if any case deserved the death penalty, this one does.”
Others think Harris was punished for being a bad person, but not for malice murder. “Because he’s a scumbag doesn’t mean he’s a murderer,” said another. “I personally could not have found him guilty of malice murder or felony murder . . . . they didn’t prove it to me.”