Grieving mom takes stand in hot car death trial

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Leanna Taylor, ex-wife of Ross Harris, describes her marriage and the moment she learned her 22-month-old son Cooper had died after being left in her husband's car.

(WXIA) The mother of a 22-month-old boy allegedly murdered when his father intentionally left him in a hot car testified for the first time Monday.

Leanna Taylor, ex-wife of Ross Harris, broke down in tears as she described her son, Cooper Harris, who died in the back seat of Ross Harris’ SUV in a Vinings, Georgia office park.

“Cooper was the sweetest little boy,” she said. “He had so much life in him. He was everything to me.”

For much of the afternoon Monday, lead defense attorney Maddox Kilgore showed video clips of young Cooper, and had Taylor to describe the family dynamic between she, Ross and Cooper. The video clips included images of Cooper playing and eating. Taylor broke down in tears at each of the videos.

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