Monday, June 30, 2014

Statement of Leanna Harris

Does this sound like the language of a grieving mother?  
Does this sound like the language of a mentally ill coconspirator who is using religion to justify homicide?  

"First of all, Ross I love you and I'm doing this for you, OK. This is not where I expected to be here today. Two years ago when we welcomed a 6-pound, 8-ounce perfect baby into the world, this never crossed my mind. A lot of you know how much I prayed for a child and how much I worried about never being able to have a child," Leanna Harris said, adding that it happened in God's time.

"He was perfect -- he was and he is perfect. He changed mine and Ross' life. I've talked to you about the magnitude in which he changed it. As children do, he turned our lives upside down," she said. She described cleaning, changing diapers, dinner time, bath time, and finally what she called
"mommy time" and said she wouldn't trade it for the world.  

The article does not give full quotes.  

"Any of that time that I spend doing over and over and over, I would never trade that. Cooper's last two nights at home, he had trouble sleeping," she said, calling it unusual. During the last two nights, "he slept in between me and Ross snuggling in between both of us. I remember turning over in the middle of the night, his mouth was open and his full toddler lips just breathing right into my face. I will cherish that moment forever. 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," she said.

Note that the location of where he slept is important to the mother.  

"I should be crumpled into a heap of snot and tears into the dirt, but the Lord is holding me up right now. He is holding Ross up. And he is holding both of us up when we can't hold ourselves up. I miss my son and I will miss him forever."

She then went on to list the things she was happy her son will skip: His first heartbreak, junior high and high school [the audience laughed as she said she didn't like either one of them], who to sit with at lunch in those awkward middle school years. She also said he will not have to suffer through the deaths of his grandparents and the deaths of his father and mother.

Did she and her husband end his life to spare him things that they suffered through, such as who to sit with at lunch??

"I miss him with all of my heart. Would I bring him back? No. To bring him back into this broken world would be selfish," she said. "Am I angry with God? No. This is part of His plan for Ross and I. 

It is frightening to read this language:  she would not bring him back.  Have you ever heard a parent say such a thing?
Note that this is God's "plan" for "Ross and I" but not for the child?
Police should carefully investigate this mother's "plan" for her son. 

Is this our purpose? I don't know. I'm still waiting on the Lord to reveal that to me. 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 children. Cooper meant the world to him. There was not a day that went by that we did not say how blessed we were able to have him in our lives."

There are two things that "never crossed her mind"

1.  That she would be speaking at his funeral
2.  That she would be angry with Ross, who checked the child at mid day. 

This baby was murdered and the mother's language indicates culpability 


New England Water Blog said...

" I wonder that myself and I asked myself that question over and over the last week," she said.

More distancing language from this weirdo who certainly seems culpable at this point.

Anonymous said...

"Ross is a wonderful daddy and leader for our children."

"is" present tense
"children" more than one

Is she pregnant?

Anonymous said...

Turned upside down, cleaning, changing diapers, dinnertime. Wouldn't trade it for the world.

The broken world?

Also, it seems just weird to me for her to be bringing up the, sort of, blah/everyday/not so fun tasks. Why, at the funeral? Why not share some fun times, some milestones, etc.? She has a right to say and share whatever she wants, and maybe it's just me, but what about the good memories? A funeral to me, is to honor the deceased. Surely there were some great memories in two years time, besides changing diapers (that she wouldn't trade for the "broken" world)? I've seen pictures that they all looked happy in, so I don't get it.

Tania Cadogan said...

I remember turning over in the middle of the night, his mouth was open and his full toddler lips just breathing right into my face.

This is bothering me big time.

I keep feeling this is an insult, it is demeaning and derogatory.

When i say it to myself i have visions of someone describing the quintessential bad black man getting in their face.

This isn't a woman describing her child's looks or appearance in a loving manner, i see it as scornful.
I can visualise her wrinkling her nose in disgust.

She isn't describing her beautiful child, she is describing something that disgusts her,

If you take out the word toddler and look at what she says
"He was breathing right in my face with his open mouth and full lips"

It sounds confrontational.
It sounds as if he was deliberately infringing her personal space, it was unwanted and unwelcome, it alsmost sounds lie she felt threatened by him.

She could be talking about a threatening adult who was right in her face, not a 22 month old toddler who was asleep.

This is not how a mother talks about her dead child.

"he slept in between me and Ross snuggling in between both of us.
Notice she doesn't say slept between us, rather it is her and ross indicating distance, then we have snuggling between us.

I wonder if relations were/are strained between her and hubby and if the blame was placed on Baby Cooper?

She knows what was going on and what happened, i suspect they colluded with each other, it could be for financial reasons knowing they would get insurance and possibly donations.
Donation and insurance meant no financial worries and they can start over.

What is missing is her maternal bond,Rhather then blame her hubby, with her demeaning comments she is blaming Cooper, if he had stayed perfect he would still be alive?

There have been many cases of child homicide, usually the mom who kills the child in the belief she is saving its soul, it kind of reminds me of andrea yates who drowned her children to save them from the devil.
She had a history of PND.

Religion seems to be an important part of the case, is it also a motive?

her language and behavior are off the wall red flags, will the hubby roll on her , will she roll on him when she sees which way the wind is blowing?

She even told us she didn't expect to be at his funeral, where was she expecting to be then?


If she expected to be in jail then it would indicate to me she is involved in some way, innocent people wouldn't be surprised to be at their child's funeral, guilty people however might.

Jo said...

Agree Anon. Her statements are about her and/or her husband and not about Cooper. His first smile, his first steps, his reaction when daddy came many other things to talk about other than chores related to having a baby in the house. It is like she is trying to convince others that this was a good thing and no one should care that he has died.

Jo said...

Hobs, I also noticed she turned over to face him. How was Cooper snuggling if she had her back to him?

Anonymous said...

First heartbreat, junior high, high school, who to sit with. These are important times in a young persons life. They are learning opportunities. Even if someone didn't LOVE that timeframe in their life, I'm sure there were good times too, fun times, time with friends, family. Geez, none of the things she listed are reasons to prefer death over life, as far as I can see. Even first heartbreak, although painful at the time, is important, a learning experience, and obviously the time before the actual heartbreak was probably a good time, otherwise it wouldn't have broken your heart.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a doctor, so this is an unprofessional opinion. I think she's suffered with depression, and life in general, for a long time. She talks mostly of negative things. Not liking jr high or high school, who to sit with, heartbreak. She talks not of happy, fun memories, but basic parental tasks. Maybe PPD came into play as well, on top of that, idk.

Lemon said...

Readers of the blog are listening to the mother. I wonder, is law enforcement?

Anonymous said...

"Would I bring him back? No."

What!? He'll yes I want my baby back, right now! That made me sick. She didnt love her baby. If that was one of my babies I would die. I could never live without them and I wouldn't be happy that they would miss anything. I dont care that their going to have their hearts broken or going to have to go through the same shit I went through because I'm going to be there for them no matter what. I'm excited for those things! I am ready to help and support my Son and my Daughter through anything. I'm will always be here for them.
This women is so horrible. I just can't even understand why any mother would say that. I hate these people.

Anonymous said...

What does SA say about asking a question of oneself during an open statement?

Would I bring him back?
Am I angry at Ross?
Am I angry at God?
Is this our purpose?

They're not even actual questions, because she answers them.

Hope said...

You said exactly what I have been thinking and feeling. Leanna Harris is a horrible excuse for a mother and has twisted what it means to be a Christian. Jesus himself wept when his friend Lazerus died.

Kellie said...

Everything she's said sounds like attempting to convince. The spirit of her words says, even though this was an "accident" (riiight) the baby is better off. I think only a mother who saw the baby as a burden could possibly think that way. That's why she didn't speak of any good memories at the funeral. She's not sad the baby is dead. She's not sad her husband did it either.

Anonymous said...

The mom said she's not angry at the dad but she never stated she believed what he did was an accident.

Seaacyblue said...

I agree with Hobs, the comment about full toddler lips, just sounds off, not sure why, but it is off. It did cross my mind was he dead at this point? Just strange.

When my husband died I was asked would I want him back. I said no because I don't think I could handle the heartbreak of losing him again. To lose a child, I would want them back no matter the heartbreak for myself. I would want my child with me.

None of what she says sounds like a loving parent. She sounds as though she is trying to prove she is a loving parent.

I think both parents are involved in the death of this child.

Anonymous said...

As contrast, this statement from a mother who really did forget her baby in the car until it was too late.

Anonymous said...

To not wish a dead loved one back into a broken world because they are better off where they are or it would be selfish is something you say (and I said) about someone who dies of a terrible illness (as with my husband's cancer), and the wishing them back would necessarily reinstate horrific pain and suffering. When people say this, they (and I) are negating their own desire to end their terrible suffering of grief in exchange for the personal relief but resumed suffering of their loved one. It is not something you say about a baby in perfect health with his whole life ahead of him. I did speak at my husband's funeral. I did not cry. I got through. That was the goal. Later I had a complete and thorough come apart that lasted an entire year where I couldn't function well enough to work. I didn't tell or attempt to tell a joke at his funeral. It beggars the imagination for me, how hostile she sounds towards her baby, and derogatory. The full toddler lips bothers me also. I feel hate coming off of it. They both come off as "us against the world", and that world included their baby?

Anonymous said...

I think she didnt expect to be the main speaker she expected her husband to lead the funeral. but shes doing it for him and she hopes hes ok with it.

Anonymous said...

She then went on to list the things she was happy her son will skip: His first heartbreak, junior high and high school [the audience laughed as she said she didn't like either one of them], who to sit with at lunch in those awkward middle school years. She also said he will not have to suffer through the deaths of his grandparents and the deaths of his father and mother.

**Don't you bet those in the audience, many of the, listened to this and felt their little internal "wtf" alarm go off? That disconnect you feel when the senses are assaulted by crazy, right before you convince yourself that there must be something wrong with YOU to feel that way. Because you need to believe that is not the way it is. And other people around you are laughing... But that horrible hot feeling in your stomach is saying...what the f* this?
How could they not?

Anonymous said...

That could be. Translated: Ross, when we planned this, I envisioned you (as our Leader) doing this, but I love you and I'm doing it for you. Taking one for the team, Ross. Who loves you, baby? I mean, Ross.

Anonymous said...

A guess... all the time and enrgy she put into raising Cooper took her away from.her husbands needs. this became a problem for him and therefore for her too. she realized she had to choose between baby and her husband. given that she hated all school beyond primary id guess she sucks at forming new relationships and she feels so in need of her bond with her husband that she chose him and together they chose to kill their baby. like returning a car they saved up forever for but then realized its just too much trouble to keep up. i think shes a bit brainwashed by her hubby but then maybe its a mutual brainwashing. i bet they are ultra codependant to point where death and murder dont hurt if they have eachother.

Anonymous said...

Ya opening line doesnt say she didnt think shed be there - just not where she is there. i think she means - at helm

Anonymous said...

Maybe she expected to be there just sitting silently as her husband addresed everybody

Anonymous said...

On other hand id believe they intend to have more kids. still wonder if cooper had developmental stuff going on that made them want to scrath that one and try agsin. ive noticed people usually csll kids with disabilities perfect. they mean it with love to show they embrace who their kids are. but i also think its just a hyperbolie often used to desctibr kids with autism or stuff likr that.

S + K Mum said...

She sounds as though she is minimizing the death of Cooper, as though trying to convince everyone it's all okay so move on as I have. Scary!
Also she doesn't say she believes her husband didn't murder Cooper - only that she doesn't blame him for doing so. Was the father jealous of Cooper and being the 'leader' manage to convince the mother that the baby was evil or something. She sounds brainwashed to me, possibly scared of him and vulnerable (depression/illness). Guilty all the same. I think if she was arrested, she would probably admit everything......she can't see anything wrong with this situation at all.
I presume Cooper is biologically the child of both parents? (no sperm or egg donor?).
I know little about human sacrifice but it's nipping at my brain about this case for some reason.

JenB said...

Excellent point, Anonymous @ 7/1/14 12:09

Anonymous said...

Hi S+K Mum, You are the first person to echo the same sentiments I've had. Gut feeling's been telling me this could have been a sort of "human sacrifice." I hear about how religious these two were. I wonder just HOW religious? Could they have possibly thought the child is better off with God and that "offering" up their "perfect" child to Him would cause God to bless them or some crap like that?...I just can't wrap my head around it....but there are so many crazies out there these days you cannot discount it. But if true, why in THAT way, to suffer so??? I'm thinking they must have drugged him...

Anonymous said...

Good point. Also, "He's in a better place", is usually said TO the surviving relative, spouse, parent, etc. Then the surviving person usually, basically has to resign themself to that, kind of like a coping mechanism.

Unknown said...

It's going to come out that Cooper was sedated.

That's why psycho mommy is talking about his 'unusual' trouble sleeping the nights before his death. She is trying to preexplain the sedative, (benadryl or whatever they used) before it is even revealed.

UMIT said...

Long time lurker here. I'm absolutely horrified at this "mothers" stance on being happy that her son will be able to "skip" heartache and awkwardness due to his untimely death. She wouldn't bring him back? She is totally deranged.

Anonymous said...

In another forum someone just posted a family picture with little Cooper being held in the middle by his mom (looked very young maybe 8 months old?) and he was such an adorable little guy! With the cutest smile on his face. My God I can't believe his parents would take his life purposely. I refuse to contemplate it:( Must have been a stupid accident somehow.

rob said...

I wondering if the father took Cooper inside when he went to Chick-fil-a? or did he leave him in the car seat? You know its on film.
If you are both so worried about forgetting him in the car, why not a note taped to the steering wheel, why not just move the carseat to the front, why not calling each other every morning to verify that everything went well and the baby is dropped off. Why not a sticky note on your computer screen?
If her baby is in a better place, not in this world, why would she even mention bringing another one into it?
If she finds out Ross has a girlfriend, and is ready to move on, will she start blaming him then?

rob said...

Jen Ow, you called it on the sedative!

Anonymous said...

I can't read this anymore it is depressing

Anonymous said...

When I first saw her picture I thought there was something "off." Even before she made any public comments. I didn't get that vibe from the father's pictures. Maybe she was dealing with depression issues or some other psychological problems? Who knows, just speculation.

Anonymous said...

I read here daily but this is my first post. I am glad I am not the only one who found her comments about Cooper's breath in her face as sounding some what hostile. It has been bothering me since I heard her say it. It was the most unnatural unloving, while try to appear loving, things I have ever heard. I hope that makes sense. I probably should have had more coffee before posting lol

audpaud said...

"...his full toddler lips..."

Saind no Mother - EVER!

Anonymous said...

I'm not getting "hostile" from that utterance. It is worded strangely, as in, most would choose to describe it differently such as, "feeling his breath on my face and looking at his sweet full lips." That is normal for a mother to look upon her sleeping child with wonder and cherish everything about them, including the shape of their lips, their breath on your face.

Rachael said...

"Any of that time that I spend doing over and over and over, I would never trade that."

That's one 'over' too many.

Would never trade that.

No, you 'would never' trade that, because the trade has already been made. His life. Your freedom.

I was considering that he died so he could never know pain, never sin, be free from this 'broken world', until I read this quote.

His life. Their freedom.


I hope he was sedated. It was very hot in Chicago this weekend, and every time I got into the car I thought of poor Cooper. As I gasped in the heat, knowing that it would disspiate in moments as the AC kicked in, I wondered how it would feel to have no reprieve? Oh, I do hope he was sedated.

Anonymous said...

Me too Racheal:(

Rachael said...

This line from his obituary jumped out at me, it's so out of place, it made my skin crawl:

"The outpouring of love has been tremendously overwhelming in the best way possible."

How can ANYTHING be 'in the best way possible' in this situation? Why on earth was that bit necessary?

How on earth do two people come to an agreement that cooking their son to death is a good idea? I can't get that out of my mind. How does one even broach the subject to the other? And how can the other respond with anything other than 'You get out of my home right now, and don't ever come back.'

Oriole said...

My feeling is he was not the father's bio child, ie mom had an affair, dad knew, and had been trying to get past it but was affecting their marriage . So yes, like a sacrifice for their relationship, twisted as this is. Thus mom was willing to "do it for him", so they could start fresh (with more babies)!

JenC said...

I thought other articles said that her words were that Ross was a leader for their "household" or "family," not "children." I remember looking for uses of this word because she says that she would not bring Cooper back to this broken world but may have future children. That idea makes no sense. If the world is too broken for Cooper, why isn't it too broken to bring other innocent children in to? I have also wondered if she was pregnant or planning to be, but I just don't recall seeing the word "children" in her statement elsewhere. Anyone know for sure?

John Mc Gowan said...
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John Mc Gowan said...

"As children do, he turned our lives upside down"

Was he an inconvenience to them?. Susan Smith comes to mind?

I'm wondering if they planned to have a baby, or, he was a mistake in their eyes. Was he in the way, holding them back. I also wonder, if, she may have had any terminations in the past.

Rachael said...

"This is not where I expected to be here today."

The addition of the word 'here' is upsetting. She's leaking all over the place. If she had said 'This is not where I expected to be today', it would still sound strange, because of course no reasonable person expects to be at a funeral for a baby, but the addition of the word 'here' makes it sound as if she did, in fact, expect to be at her sons funeral, just not in the position she was in. She didn't expect to be speaking, she expected to be sitting in the front row while her husband spoke.

Premeditation with ONE word. Incredible.

elf said...

On the news last night it said authorities are looking more closely at the mother now.

Unknown said...

I have been wondering the same thing Rachael. How in the world did this happen? How did this horrible 'train', ever leave the station?

One factor is that the mother does not appear to be bonded with Cooper. She repeatedly refers to him as 'a' baby, or 'a' child. Her words are distant and impersonal, and they rob Cooper of his identity.

For example:

"Two years ago when we welcomed a 6-pound, 8-ounce perfect baby into the world"

-They welcomed 'a baby', not Cooper, or 'our son'.

"A lot of you know how much I prayed for a child and how much I worried about never being able to have a child,"

-I would expect her to use Cooper's name here, as in...'I prayer for Cooper for years, and I worried that I may never be able to have my own child'. Yet again, she refers to him twice as 'A child'.

I still can't understand how the father could commit such a horrible crime against his own son, even if it was at his wife's urging. It seems like he would seek help for her!

It's hard to believe they were BOTH mentally ill, but Leanna's words portray her as a negative, self centered woman, who is still focused enough on the perceived slights of middle, and high school to bring it up at her toddler son's funeral, which suggests an emotionally stunted personality.

Henny said...

This is not about religion or a perverted idea from religion (Christianity in this case). This is about someone trying to sound religious and holy and pious. She uses the language and patois of Christianity so that initially you think she is religious and this is about religion, but if you understand the language, it doesn't ring true. It is out of context. It is like someone who is not a native speaker who gets everything right - maybe too right and after listening to them for a while you pick up small words or phrases that are not used quite in the right context.
Her lack of anger is a huge red flag which her so-called "faith" does not explain away.

Anonymous said...

Ah, that's probably true Jen. :(

Plus, at least the father, will claim sleep deprivation. Maybe the mother too, seeing as though she woke up in the middle of the night when Cooper was breathing in her face (after she turned over).

Anonymous said...

I agree with her using religion, to appear religious, and her lack of anger is odd. Anyone would understand her being angry. Why the need to persuade otherwise?

Rachael said...

Of note: Leanna is currently a registered dietician in GA (no mention of current employment).

There is a probable cause hearing for Ross Harris on Thursday.

Anonymous said...

@Rachael I agree. The phrase I didn't expect to be here today threw me off the first time I read the statement but couldn't figure out what was wrong with it.

she expected to be at a funeral. that's why she needed to persuade otherwise.

Anonymous said...

So fatty McBoobs is a dietician?

trustmeigetit said...

She would “not bring him back into this broken world” but then talks of having more kids. So clearly she would not spare another child from this broken world but would not bring back her baby boy to live in this broken world.

Clearly this is a huge red flag. I hope police are paying attention.

I would not be surprised if they have more kids (if they don’t end up in jail – let’s be honest, it could happen) who then die accidentally.

They need to be locked up.

Sella35 said...

"A lot of you know how much I prayed for a child and how much I worried about never being able to have a child," Leanna Harris said...

Is she working on establishing an alibi...Why not just say, "I prayed for a child..." Instead she adds extra words A lot of you know how much I...and how much I...

She does not tell us Ross wanted a child or he worried ..

Alibi isn't the right word. She is reinforcing to to others to speak about how she was such a loving, caring person because she reminds them how much she wanted this child.

sidewalk super said...

Put them both in jail and keep them from procreating..
All I hear from her very inappropriate and distant little speech was that she's going to stand with her husband. And that the process of getting pregnant was so much more important than learning to be a loving parent.
Me, Me, Me.
Poor baby didn't have much of a chance.

Anonymous said...

I want to believe this was a tragic accident, but there are many troubling points. Why was an almost 2 year old in a rear facing car seat? At that age and size shouldn't he be front facing and thus, more visible? He wasn't an infant.

Anonymous said...

It's now recommended to keep them rear facing for as long as possible. Isl the height/weight guidlines, I think someone listed them here previously. Under the newest recommendations, it's not out of the ordinary for him to still be rear facing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for clarification on the car seat issue. I would love for someone to also comment on using questions to one's self in a free form statement as the commenter above pointed out. What does statement analysis day about that?

Jo said...

Sella35 - I think those comments are another way to make people feel sorry for her. I would like to see transcripts of everything she said at funeral. I bet "I", "me", and "us" meaning her and Ross are mentioned more than Cooper or statements about Cooper.

Trigger said...

"Would I bring him back? No."

What kink of mother says this about her dead child?

I would be inconsolable with grief and anger if my son was neglected and left to die in a hot car while my husband was distracted at a job.

Is this mother so needy for her husband's love and affection that she can't feel anguish for the loss of her son?

Is she blaming her son for her marriage problems?

This mother has "moved on" too quickly from this terrible event.

Trigger said...

When she used "our children" in reference to Ross's fathering, my first thought was perhaps Ross has other children from another woman that he pays child support to and feels over burdened with that responsibility, so another child would be more unwanted financial burdens.

Excruciating Headache said...

I think they were a few cards short of a full deck. Their son was sick, crying and keeping them up all night. Somebody freaks out, has a F it moment, then they come up with a plan to eliminate the problem for good.

Anonymous said...

The McCanns also make a thing of theri IVF treatement as if that precludes involvement in their daughter´s death. They also wanted ´´a child´´ but maybe nor the child they got :-(

Anonymous said...

I don;t agree about the fall lips, full lips are beautiful. If it bothers Hobs well seems she has her own issues with black people. Somebody SA HER wierdness please! It isn't disgust, but it's highly creepy.

Full lips are usually considered sensual and/ or erotic- which is why she has to put the word ''toddler'' as an adjective.

Why was he breathing through his mouth? Was she watching to see when he stopped?

I don;t like the DP but this case makes me waver.

MzOpinion8d said...

Jen Ow - genius theory about the Benadryl!

nolachurch said...

This whole statement bothers me from start to finish! This is my first post on SA. I guess you could say I've been "working on my lurking" for a long time here. I am fascinated with Statement/Behavior Analysis,learning about and reading body language,profiling,etc.
I appreciate all that is done here, I've learned quite a bit. Thanks Peter!! Ok,here's a list of the statements that triggered my warning bell/sound off,etc. To me.
-1st thing she says is "First of All Ross,I love you & I'm doing this for you,ok? This is not where I expected to be here today."
That's the 1st thing she addresses?? Tells me her priorities are her & Ross,sadly not Cooper.She didn't expect to be speaking infront of everyone at her sons funeral.she expected Ross to be. He is their Leader.
-The repeating of Perfect when describing Cooper. It makes me think there was some disability or problem there, or maybe not Ross' son biologically.
-"He changed mine and Ross' life."
Why not just say he changed Our life? She comes first I noticed a fw times.
-"I've talked to you about the magnitude in which he changed it"
Trying to convince how much she loved and goo gooed over him, like they know that already.
-"Over&over&over" =repeating
-"I would never trade that" =distancing
"Coopers last 2 nites at home" sounds odd to me.the at home seems out of place & the trouble sleeping part is preparing us for the sedatives that will probably come out soon.
-The whole part about he slept in between Ross & me & his mouth open- Holy Crap! Is she describing him dead? Like B.Dunn sounded like she was doing?
-I should be crumpled into a heap of snot- yeah, you should be but your not.
-Would I bring him back? NO!!!
-Am I angry with god??
Why does she start asking as well as answering her questions??
- His plan for Ross and I. Now its Ross and I when she's talking about their Plan.share responsibility?
-She states 2 times it never crossed her mind. Obviously by judging your internet searches it Did infact,cross your mind.
-Ross is(present tense?)& will be a great father and leader.
Who says that when talking about their deceased son? And their future ones? Cults say that. Churches,politicians. Its very off in my opinion.
- I,Me,My,Myself- selfish.can't see further than her own face. Or Ross'
Where is this womans Bond with her child??? Where is this womans anger? Or guilt? Or hell, even her denial? Both of them are setting off alarms in my eyes. But there is something really off about her, almost sinister it sounds to me. & please god! Don't let this woman be prego. Wow! Im sorry for the novel. There are just so many things wrong in this statement I couldn't resist. Thanks for your time.

Anonymous said...

Nolachurch I am as flabbergasted as you are regarding this woman's statements. They practically give away that there is something nefarious to this whole event. Does she not even realize how she came across? I heard she went to college and has a degree. Is she one of those that has book smarts but their emotional intelligence or common sense is very low? When I first saw that picture of the three of them where she's holding little Cooper I was immediately struck with gut feeling that something is "off" about her.

Anonymous said...

The rear facing car seat may be a current recommendation but by coincidence Cooper used a front facing car seat until a few weeks before his death. I suspect that it was probably when they decided the "how".
Everything in this case is so horrendous and doesn't point to an accident at all.
They premeditated the torture and death of a helpless child strapped in a car seat. I am just a stranger on the web and can't get poor Cooper out of my mind. Such a lovely little boy. They should both get at least prision but it still doesn't make up for this.

TxTchr said...

I want to know when the mother found out about the sexting. If he was sexting at work throughout the day (thus his "distraction"), how could she not be livid and lash out? Even if she found out a few days later I would expect her to come out publicly over the top angry.

Thornton said...

The full lips is hypersexual, period. There is sexual deviance in this family and that is a highly erotic statement to make about a baby. Period. This is very clear. If you cannot see the predatory and skewed mature non-oarental perspectivecof that quote, especially given the context of the bed and the sexting, wake up. Im not saying he was molested. He was CLEARLY looked at from eyes that were not pure, maternal, emotionally appropriate...this woman has been sexually abused, she seems to have no innocence around this issue.

Anonymous said...

There is no record of anyone with the last name of Harris, first initial L, as having a dietician's license or any other type of professional license in Georgia. The state has a website where licenses can be searched for verification purposes. Nothing, zip, nada...Her maiden name is Edmondson, nothing under that either.