Justin Ross Harris has been charged with murder and child cruelty, and HollywoodLife.com has just learned EXCLUSIVELY that he has been transferred to the mental health ward inside Cobb County Detention Center.
Justin Ross Harris, 33, has been transferred to a mental ward inside the Cobb County Detention Center where he is being held for allegedly murdering his toddler son, Cooper Harris, 22 months old. A source close to the situation revealed EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com that Justin may have been moved for his own safety.
Justin Ross Harris Transferred To Mental Ward In Cobb County Jail
There is brand new information in regards to the murder case against Justin Ross Harris.
“He has been moved to the mental health ward [at the Cobb Detention Center],” a source close to the situation told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
However, Justin may not be in the mental ward reasons you may suspect. Our source revealed the move may have been made for his safety, due to the fact that his high-profile case is all over the local news and therefore other inmates are aware of his situation.
“Inmates are threatening him and doing the knife across under the chin motion. Guards at the jail were saying he was moved to keep him segregated for his safety.”
HollywoodLife.com reached out to Justin’s defense lawyer, Maddox Zilgore, for comment — but he has yet to respond.
Justin Could Also Be Claiming Mental Health Issues For Defense
Another more obvious reason Justin could have been moved is to help his case.
If Justin is claiming to be emotionally or mentally troubled, his defense team could use that to delay a murder trial.
“But let’s also point out that the only plausible defense could be mental health and this would help his defense,” our source suggested.
Justin has been charged with felony murder and second degree child cruelty and is currently behind held without bond. If this case goes to trial, there is a real possibility that Justin could be facing the death penalty as punishment for allegedly killing his son, Cooper.
— Lauren Cox, with additional reporting by Chloe Melas and Noelle Trainor