COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The wife of the Cobb County man accused of killing his child in a hot car has filed for divorce. Ross Harris is facing a malice murder charge for the June 2014 death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris, the couple’s son. Authorities say he intentionally left his son to die in a hot car.
Leanna Harris’s attorney, Lawrence Zimmerman, says his client filed the divorce complaint on Wednesday.
"Leanna has made the decision to file for divorce," Zimmerman. "This is a private matter and I wont go into any other details at this time. Thank you."
The couple was married on May 27, 2006 and have been separated since June 18, 2014. In the complaint, Leanna Harris said their marriage is "irretrievably broken."
Last week, Ross Harris waived his appearance at a status hearing in the criminal case against him. Both the defense and the prosecution told the judge they are prepared for an upcoming motions hearing, which is scheduled for February 22.
Ross Harris' murder trial is set to begin on April 11.