Leanna Harris has portrayed herself as a deeply devouted wife willing to forgive her husband for leaving their 22-month-old son to die in a hot SUV – but suspicion has now turned to Harris in the developing case of her son’s death.

Leanna Harris Involved In Son’s Death?

Harris’s behavior from the day of Cooper’s death has sparked suspicion among those investigating the case. Upon arriving at Cooper’s daycare facility and learning that her husband Ross Harris hadn’t dropped him off that morning, her first reaction was to say, “Ross must have left him in the car. There’s no other explanation,” reported the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Like Ross, she too had researched how long it took for a child to die in a swelteringly hot car. She told officers that Cooper dying that way had been her “worst fear.” Upon arriving at the police station after her husband had been arrested in connection to Cooper’s death, she asked him, “Did you say too much?” according to Cobb County Police Det. Phil Stoddard.

Harris’s impassiveness following Cooper’s death has also been a cause for suspicion. While telling her mother that her grandson had died, she apparently didn’t show the emotions one would expect when sharing the news of the death of a child. “Why aren’t you crying? Why aren’t you reacting?” the mother reportedly asked, to which Harris replied, “I must be in shock.”

Defense Attorney Suggests Leanna Makes A Deal

According to criminal defense lawyer Esther Panitch, it may only a matter of time before law enforcement officials gather enough evidence to make charges against Harris stick. If she wants to avoid the same fate as her husband, Panitch thinks she should seek a deal.

“There isn’t enough to make her a co-conspirator … yet,” said Panitch.“She needs to make a deal before the state finds more evidence against her.”


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