Justin Ross Harris has been charged with murder and second degree child cruelty after leaving his 22-month-old son Cooper in a car for eight hours when he says he forgot to drop him off to crèche and went to work.
 
The toddler’s funeral took place on Saturday, and while Justin is being detained in prison, Cooper’s mum Leanna Harris made an emotional speech: “Am I angry with Ross? Absolutely not. It has never crossed my mind. Ross is and was and will be, if we have more children, a wonderful father. Ross is a wonderful daddy and leader for our household. Cooper meant the world to him.”
 
The heartbroken mum said that her faith is the only thing keeping her going at this awful time: “Some of you might wonder how I’m even standing here today. I wonder that myself, and I asked myself that question over and over the last week. I should be crumpled into a heap of snot and tears into the dirt, but the Lord is holding me up right now.”

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