As her husband Justin Ross Harris sits in a jail cell for allegedly killing their 22-month-old son Cooper, Leanna Harris has kept silent outside of the court room. That’s all changed now. Leanna’s attorney says she is “living every parent’s nightmare,” according to a new report.
Leanna Harris, 30, says every parent’s ultimate horror has become “all too real” for her according to a statement from her attorney. Leanna has truly lost it all. Her husband Justin Ross Harris, 33, is currently in a mental ward inside the Cobb County Detention Center. And her son, Cooper Harris, 22 months old, is dead. Her attorney Lawrence Zimmerman is detailing Leanna’s agony to the public.
Justin Ross Harris’ Wife Speaks Out For 1st Time: Leanna Discusses Son’s Death
Leanna has allegedly been under suspicion for strange behavior since her son’s death. According to her attorney, she has yet to fully mourn.
“Leanna Harris is living every parent’s nightmare – the child she bore and loved every moment of his life has died. For most parents, it is difficult, if not impossible, to comprehend such a thing. But for Leanna, that nightmare is all too real. She will never again be able to tuck him into bed at night and return later to check on him,” Lawrence Zimmerman says on behalf of Leanna, according to People.
“She mourns Cooper’s death deeply, in her own private way. She takes comfort from a strong faith in God, but the loss is still overwhelming. Getting through each day seems almost impossible. Dealing with her grief has become more difficult as the days go on, however, in large part because of the constant speculation and innuendo in the media. Newspapers, television and online media have fostered a poisonous atmosphere in which Leanna’s every word, action and emotion – or failure to cry in front of a crowd – is scrutinized for some supposed hidden meaning. In much the same way, the press unjustly harassed and hounded Olympic bombing hero Richard Jewell when he didn’t behave as some thought he should,” the statement continues.
Read the entire statement here.
Leanna Harris: Her Suspicious Behavior During Husband’s Sentencing Trial
Many have questioned Leanna’s seemingly-odd behavior while her husband was being tried for the crime of murder.
While gruesome details were told about her son’s death, Leanna sat emotionless. At one point, she even chewed gum. Det. Phil Stoddard says that once Leanna and Justin were left alone in a room together during a police interview she turned to her husband and asked, “Well, did you say too much?”
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