By: KHANDIS PLUNKETT
The mother of the Cobb county toddler who died after being left a hot car for hours this summer, Leanna Harris, has taken and passed a polygraph test.
The test was not court-sanctioned.
Her attorney, Lawrence Zimmerman, told reporters that the test was issued by a former law enforcement officer with decades of experience administering polygraphs under his belt.
Zimmerman shared a select few of the test questions with reporters.
Cobb County criminal lawyer, Phil Holloway, believes that these tests are “garbage” and are only used for publicity purposes.
Back in August, according to her attorney, Harris was “concerned” that the district attorney’s office was looking to press charges against her.
A detective testified that while in the police interview room after her husband was arrested, Harris asked her husband if he “[said] too much.” The officer also testified that after speaking with an employee from the toddler’s daycare, the employee revealed that when she was told that her son had not been dropped off, that he may of been left in the car–revealing that she knew something beforehand.
Zimmerman told CNN in an interview, that there is no doubt in his client’s mind, the incident an honest accident. In an open victim impact statement, Harris commented that the public and mainstream media’s rush to judgement has left her with “little confidence in our legal system and our society.”
Since the tragic incident, Harris has been standing by her husband. Father of the late toddler, Justin Ross Harris, was indicted on eight counts including malice murder, on top of two counts of felony murder.
Ross Harris is scheduled to appear in court later on in the week.