Transcript for Mother Speaks Out About Son's Death in Hot Car
The latest information on that Georgia toddler who died after being left in a hot car for hours. This morning the boy's mother is speaking out for the first time as her husband stands trial for murder. ABC's Ryan Owens has her story. We have no comment for you. Reporter: For weeks she has silently stood by her man. Her husband, Justin Ross Harris, accused of murdering their little boy cooper by leaving him to die in an SUV on a scorching June day in Atlanta. But this morning, Leanna Harris is breaking her silence releasing a statement through her attorney. "For Leanna, cooper's death has been devastating. She will never again be able to tuck him into bed at night and return later to check on him." Leanna Harris has not been charged with a crime and her husband has pleaded not guilty but her actions and her words since cooper died last month have gotten the attention of the public and investigators. She didn't show any emotion when he notified her of cooper's death. Reporter: Police say Leanna somehow knew what happened when she went to pick him up. All of a sudden she states, you know, Ross must have left him in the car. Reporter: This case has focused Americans' attention on children in hot cars this summer. In 96-degree Houston good samaritans armed with a hammer shattered the windows of this jeep Monday evening to rescue two children after their mother says she accidentally locked them inside. But prosecutors say little cooper's death was no accident. His mother's statement does not mention her husband or the charges he faces. Her attorney simply says "She mourns cooper's death deeply in her own private way." For "Good morning America," Ryan Owens, ABC news, Dallas.
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