Leanna Harris, the mother of the 22-month-old toddler who was left to die in a hot car by her husband Ross Harris, passed a polygraph test, the media reports.
The case of Cooper Ross being left for seven hours in a car at Home Depot while his father, Ross Harris, was exchanging pornographic photos with six women, made national headlines back in June.
Leanna Harris came under intense scrutiny and suspicion by authorities, the media and the public, but her best friend told “Good Morning America” that Leanna Harris had nothing to do with her child’s death.
“She had nothing to hide,” said Angie Bond, Harris’ best friend of 15 years. ”She loves her little boy. She misses her little boy desperately. And that will never change.”
She also talked about Ross Harris, the man who prosecutors accuse of purposely leaving the couple’s son in the back of his SUV outside his office while texting lewd pictures of himself to other women.
A grand jury in Cobb County indicted Ross Harris on multiple felonies, including malice murder. He could face the death penalty if convicted in his son Cooper’s death.
Bond also defended the father.
“He absolutely adored Cooper,” Bond said. “He was a very hands-on father. Always playing with him.”
She acknowledged that Leanna and Ross Harris’ marriage was not perfect.
“It’s been rocky,” Bond said. “But through it all, they always wanted to work through things.”
She also said Leanna Harris has never doubted Ross Harris’ innocence.
“She knows,” Bond said, “how much Ross loved Cooper.”
Ross Harris is expected in court later this week.