By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A murder case that rocked the nation is about to go to trial, and there's still no clear answer to the No. 1 question: Did Justin Ross Harris intend to lock his 22-month-old son Cooper in the back of his SUV, or was it just a horrible accident? Harris has always insisted that a tragic oversight killed his son. But the state believes it wasn't an oversight at all. In "Death in a Hot Car: Mistake or Murder?" The Atlanta Journal-Constitution launches Season 2 of its Breakdown podcast. Breakdown is just that — the breakdown of the story and the systems. The largest newsroom in the southeast delivers investigations and true crime cases that you cannot find anywhere else.
||CleanS02, Episode 17: Postscript||Justin Ross Harris returns to Cobb County and is sentenced for the murder of his 22-month-old son Cooper.||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02, Episode 16: We have a verdict||After four days of deliberations, the jury in Brunswick returns with a verdict in The State of Georgia v. Justin Ross Harris.||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02, Episode 15: The jury gets the case||The prosecution and the defense give impassioned, powerful closing arguments, wrapping up the trial.||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02, Episode 14: Leanna Taylor takes the stand||Ross Harris’ ex-wife, Leanna Taylor, took the witness stand on Monday and repeated her long-held belief that Harris never meant to leave their 22-month-old son Cooper to die in his overheated SUV.||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02, Episode 13: The State Rests||Lead Detective Phil Stoddard ended his testimony after four days on the witness stand. Under cross-examination, Stoddard took some punches, but also delivered some blows.||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02, Episode 12: From the gutter to the homicide file||Prosecutors open a new week of testimony by calling one woman after another to the witness stand||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02, Episode 11: Shelter from the storm||The judge, lawyers and jurors return to Brunswick after Hurricane Matthew||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02, Episode 10: Game on||The murder trial against Justin Ross Harris is finally underway.||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02, Episode 9: It’s time to go to trial: Will Harris testify?||In a matter of days, the 12 jurors will be seated, the lawyers will make their opening statements, and the murder trial of Justin Ross Harris will begin.||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS0 2, Ep 8: The jury panel is assembled||Jury selection isn’t fast, but it is fascinating||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02, Episode 7 - Harris trial moves to Georgia's Golden Isles||The Ross Harris trial heads to Brunswick after a four-month hiatus||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01, Episode 8 - After a year’s wait, a concluding decision||Justin Chapman awaits the all-important decision …||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02, Episode6: A sudden change of venue||The Harris trial was just days away from opening …||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02, Episode 5.5: A change of venue||The defense in the hot-car murder trial of Justin…||5/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02, Episode 5: A jury of his peers, with preconceived notions||Jury selection, which may be close to conclusion,…||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 4 - Deciding the case before it begins?||The most important moments of the Justin Ross Har…||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 3 - Leanna Harris: Once implicated, never charged||Cobb police insinuated a number of times that Lea…||4/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 2: An air-tight case against Justin Ross Harris?||The state’s murder case against Harris is formida…||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 1 - Death in a Hot Car: Mistake or Murder?||The evidence against Justin Ross Harris, accused …||3/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 0: Before You Listen||A state prosecutor is now deciding whether to put…||2/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 7: A New Trial or a New Life?||The case goes back to the Georgia Supreme Court –…||6/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 6: Could Justin Chapman Be Guilty?||Justin Chapman tells his side of the story.||6/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 5: Young Lawyers and Old Hands||Justin Chapman’s new defense team sifts through t…||6/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 4: The New Team Goes to Work||The Justin Chapman murder case attracts a new def…||6/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 3: Let’s Test the Evidence||Bill Rankin goes to Bremen in the dark of night, …||5/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 2: She Lost, but She Never Gave Up||Meet Jan Hankins, the public defender who lost Ju…||5/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 1: Railroad Justice in a Railroad Town||Follow the twists and turns of a case in rural Ge…||5/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
It was a decent listen but definitely not Serial or anywhere near it.
Mediocre at best
Serial works because the subject of the investigation has endearing qualities, I can put myself in his shoes. The subject of this podcast is a high school drop out with a meth addiction. Sorry, not interested.