A documentary, Fatal Distraction, by director Susan Morgan Cooper is available on most streaming services. The film focuses on the untold story of the high-profile Georgia murder trial of Justin Ross Harris. Hours after Cooper's tragic death, Mr. Harris was arrested and the Cobb County Police Department lied under oath to obtain search warrants of Harris' home. Evidence of unrelated extramarital sex life was publicized by law enforcement and the prosecution to concoct a salacious "double life" murder motive. The press then reported this information which caused the public to judge Harris guilty before he ever saw a courtroom. This documentary provides a great deal of information about this case that you might not have known about.
The film includes interviews with Kids and Car Safety’s president and founder, Janette Fennell, neuroscientist and memory expert, Dr. David Diamond, as well as a number of Kids and Car Safety parent advocates who have experienced the tragic loss of a child in a hot car.
Kids and Car Safety has been working tirelessly for over 25 years to prevent hot car tragedies, one of the most misunderstood issues of our time. In the overwhelming majority of hot car deaths, it was a loving, conscientious parent that was responsible. So, if hot car deaths happen with frightening regularity to loving families, the film begs the question -- was Harris guilty of a mistake or murder?
Mr. Harris has spent the last eight years of his life in prison. He has not seen the outside of jail since the day his son died.
With this announcement, will there be justice for Justin?
Kids and Car Safety is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping young children and pets safe in and around vehicles.