COOPER HARRIS: Dad fired by Home Depot, mom hires attorney (VIDEO)

The Home Depot says it has fired a Marietta man who faces a murder charge in his son's death in a hot SUV.

Company spokeswoman Catherine Woodling confirmed Thursday that Justin Ross Harris no longer works for the company but wouldn't say when he was terminated. She said he'd been on leave without pay since his arrest.

Cobb Police say evidence shows Harris 'sexted' with six different women on company time while the child was in the vehicle outside in the parking lot.

Ross Harris' wife, Leanna, has been the subject of much speculation since the court hearing. She has retained the services of defense attorney Lawrence Zimmerman,

Harris faces murder and child cruelty charges in the June 18 death. He has said he left the toddler in the SUV for about seven hours after forgetting to drop him off at day care.

Earlier Thursday, police said a toxicology tests on the 22-month-old had negative results, but police wouldn't say what substances they tested for. Toxicology tests typically are used to detect foreign substances such as drugs in a person's system.

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