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Online sites created to support father who left child in car

ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Since 22-month-old Cooper Harris died in his father's hot car last Wednesday, Justin Harris' supporters have created two online sites to help him and his family.

A fundraising page for the Harris' at YouCaring.com has raised more than $22,000.

People have left comments on the page, many of them supporting the young couple.

"We love you guys and are praying for you," read one comment.

"Feeling your pain and hoping for understanding from the judge," read another.

Non-supporters have also left their thoughts. Especially after word of new details spread Wednesday about Cooper's death and his father's actions that day.

One commenter wrote, "How do you take your child to breakfast and then only drive 5 minutes to work to forget him in the car??? Not to mention, going to his car during lunch..."

Another said, "Hope there's a refund policy on this absurd donation! I refuse to support a child murderer."

So, can people get their donation back? And what would it take to make that happen?

CBS46 contacted YouCaring.com's staff to ask, but they have not called back.

Still, it's already happening in yet another story in the news regarding a 3-year-old disfigured girl whose family claimed a worker at a Mississippi KFC asked the little girl to leave because her facial scars scared other customers.

A page for the girl at fundraising site GoFundMe.com raised more than $135,000.

But the account balance is now on hold because of the possibility the family's claim is a hoax. Gofundme's CEO said it "temporarily suspended the campaign until the full truth is made clear."

Another webpage created in support of Justin Harris is a petition at change.org. More than 11,000 people have signed to get Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds to drop the murder charge against Harris.

"Prosecution decisions are based on the facts of each case and the law,"  said spokeswoman Kim Isaza, of the Cobb County District Attorney's office, when asked if a petition would change the charges.

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