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Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Is dad's computer search the smoking gun?

Is dad's computer search the smoking gun?

New developments in the case of 22-month-old Cooper Harris, the toddler who was found dead in the back of his father's SUV earlier this month.

Cooper's father, 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris initially said he forgot to drop his toddler off at day care, accidentally leaving the boy in the hot car all day. However, throughout the investigation, cops say Harris admitted to researching child deaths in vehicles and what temperature it needs to be for death to occur.

Father charged in hot car death, calls into son's funeral

Father charged in hot car death, calls into son's funeral

CNN correspondent, Nick Valencia takes us inside the church where Cooper Harris' funeral was held, describing people's emotional response to seeing Cooper's tiny red casket.

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U.S.D.A testing poison to use on wild pigs

U.S.D.A testing poison to use on wild pigs

Pigs are in danger of being poisoned by our own government.  These highly intelligent animals are considered pests by some because they eat crops and damage farm property.  Many of these so-called feral pigs have escaped from inhumane conditions on factory farms, where they're often forced to live in tiny gestation crates, unable to even turn around.

Right now, it's illegal to poison wild pigs in the United States.  But the U.S.D.A is allegedly trying to change that.  Their Wildlife Services branch reportedly kills up to 33,000 pigs a year using methods like hunting and trapping.  Now, they're testing sodium nitrate, a preservative used to cure bacon, as a poison to kill the nation's estimated 5 million wild hogs.  Wildlife services is a government agency that we've done many exposés on.  Critics say they should be disbanded.

Source: dad researched hot-car deaths

Source: dad researched hot-car deaths

A source with knowledge of the investigation into a father accused of purposely letting his son die in a hot car says there were searches on Justin Ross Harris' computer for how long it takes an animal to die in a hot car.  22-month-old Cooper died during 7 hellish hours inside his dad's sweltering SUV last week.  Could the computer evidence sink Harris' claim that he simply forgot that he left his son baking in his car on a very hot day?

Jane and a panel of experts discuss.

Toddler left in car died of hyperthermia

Toddler left in car died of hyperthermia

A 22-month-old child whose father left him in a car for about 7 hours on June 18 died of hyperthermia.  His death has been ruled a homicide.  His father Justin Ross Harris is charged with felony murder in the boy's death.

Jane speaks to a panel of experts about these late breaking developments.

Proof dad knew son was trapped in hot car?

Proof dad knew son was trapped in hot car?

Do police have proof that Cobb County, Georgia dad Justin Ross Harris knew he left his 22-month old son Cooper in his car on a swelteringly hot day?  Cooper died after he was left in the vehicle in the parking lot of Harris' workplace for about 7 hours on June 18.  Now, a new warrant claims Harris went to the car during his lunch break, opened the driver's side door, and placed something inside.

Cooper's death has just been ruled a homicide, and the cause of death was just revealed as hyperthermia.  His father is charged with felony murder, though he claims that he forgot he left his son in the car and did not intend to harm the boy.

Man breaks into home, logs onto Facebook!?

Man breaks into home, logs onto Facebook!?

Could this man be the dumbest criminal in America?

According to a criminal complaint, James Wood returned to his Minnesota home on June 19 to find that his front door was unlocked and an outer screen had been removed from a window.  He says several items were missing from the home, including cash, credit cards, a checkbook, keys, an iPod shuffle, and a watch.  He also found a pile of wet clothes that did not belong to him.  And even stranger--someone by the name of "Nick Dub" was logged onto Facebook on his computer!

Reports: Dad knew boy was trapped in hot car

Reports: Dad knew boy was trapped in hot car

There are shocking new allegations surrounding the death of Cooper Harris, the toddler who was found dead in his car seat last week.

CNN affiliate WSB reports Cooper's father, 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris, knew his son was trapped in the back seat of his car.

Stepmom of boy found in basement arrested

Stepmom of boy found in basement arrested

11 days after 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell vanished from his father's Detroit, Michigan home, he was found--in the basement of that very home!  And his stepmother was just arrested on an unrelated probation violation.According to CNN affiliate WXYZ, Charlie was last seen by his stepmom.  Once she realized Charlie was missing, she notified the boy's father, who then called 911 to report him missing.  WXYZ reports that the boy's father, Charlie Bothuell Sr., told police his son was working out, stopped for a bathroom break and never came back.  Over the weekend, Bothuell went door-to-door in neighborhoods around Detroit, hoping someone saw his son.

The FBI and police searched the family's home and neighborhood, as well as computers in the family home, but found no trace of Charlie.  Then, a mysterious tip on Wednesday led cops to his father's basement, where they found the boy hiding behind boxes, a dresser, and a large, heavy barrel, wearing the same clothes he was last seen in, with a supply of food and soda.

Is dad in hot car death telling the truth?

Is dad in hot car death telling the truth?

Controversy erupts in the death investigation of Cooper Harris, the 22-month-old who was found dead in his car seat last week.

Cooper's father, 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris said he forgot to drop his toddler off at day care, accidentally leaving the boy in the hot car all day.

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