Justin Ross Harris had been exchanging lewd sexts with a metro Atlanta woman for days leading up to his son’s death in a hot car.
They exchanged nude photos of their private parts and engaged in saucy sexual banter and suggested one day they’d hook up for sex.
At one point, Harris told the woman he was the lead guitarist at his church.
This prompted Caitlyn Hickey Floyd to message Harris: “But you still exercise the thought of being with someone else when you’re married?”
When Harris responded, “Yep,” Floyd asked, “Does your conscience ever kick in?”
“Nope,” Harris replied.
Cobb County prosecutors have contended Harris had become so reckless with his sexual promiscuity he was at a breaking point. Because he wanted to live a single life, he decided to kill his 22-month-old son Cooper by leaving him in his car for seven hours, prosecutors said.
Harris’ lawyers argue it was a horrible accident.
According to testimony, Harris began sexting with Floyd over the social media apps Whisper and Kik from June 3, 2014, to the day of Cooper’s death 15 days later.
At one point, lead prosecutor Chuck Boring walked up to Floyd and showed her a photo that made her blanch. What are you wearing? Boring asked.
“Not too much,” Floyd, who was single at the time but is now married, said of the photo that she’d previously messaged to Harris.
Boring did not show the photo to the jury.
Harris often began messaging Floyd in the pre-dawn hours and continued doing so throughout the day, while he was at work as a web developer at Home Depot.
On June 4, 2014, for example, Harris messaged “Good morning” to Floyd at 5:38 a.m.
She then replied, “Are you alone?”
“I’m not,” he replied.
“That’s very risky of you,” Floyd messaged.
“I’m very risky,” Harris answered.
On June 13, 2014, Floyd asked Harris how long he’d been married and if he was happy. Harris responded that he had been married for eight years at that time and was very happy, except for the sex.
“Too much of a sexual freak,” Harris wrote.
Later that day, Harris asked Floyd to meet him in a public place where they could engage in sex.
“I don’t want to get arrested,” Floyd replied.
“Don’t want the risk?” Harris asked.
On June 18, 2014, the day of Cooper’s death, Harris sent Floyd a good morning message at 5:49 a.m.
At 1:17 p.m., while Cooper was inside his hot SUV out in the parking lot, Harris messaged Floyd again, letting her know he was at work.
He then asked Floyd to send him a photo of her breasts.
Floyd said she’d oblige, but only if Harris would “ask nicely.”
“Please madam,” Harris responded.
Floyd then sent the photo, prompting Harris to say he wanted to engage in sexual acts with her.
“Good things come to those who wait,” Floyd said.
“Wait I shall,” Harris replied.
Harris would be arrested later that day and has been in custody ever since.