LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jury selection has started for the Georgia father accused of intentionally leaving his son in a hot car to die.

Justin Harris has been in jail since his murder arrest in June of 2014.

Harris' attorneys say he left his 22-month-old son Cooper in the car by mistake. Opening statements and testimony are scheduled to begin next month.

If convicted of murder, Harris faces life in prison.

Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty.

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