I'll be interested to see the 48 Hours planned for this case. Perhaps it will present the evidence presented at trial in a more compelling way than it was presented in the papers.
I don't have a problem with a conviction without a body but - I haven't read anything about ANY evidence at all. Perhaps someone could enlighten us as to what evidence was presented?
Here ya go:
Juror From Cal Harris Murder Trial Speaks Out
Harris was convicted of 2nd degree murder in Tioga County Court, for killing his wife Michele on September 11th, 2001.
Her body has never been found, nor has a murder weapon.
The jury deliberated for only a few hours before making it's decision.
According to the juror we spoke with, 10 of the 12 jurors believed Cal was guilty as soon as deliberations began.
He believes Michele was killed in the Harris home, and the DNA evidence seals it.
A forensic expert, called by the prosecution, said blood stains found in the kitchen and garage belonged only to Michelle.
The juror told us there was too much blood for it to be accidental.
He believes Cal had the opportunity to kill her, and something to gain by it.
The two were in the middle of a divorce when Michelle disappeared, and Cal stood to lose millions of dollars.
The juror said Cal showed no concern for Michele after her disappearance.
That he went to work the next day, didn't help in the search, and had his mistress stay overnight two weeks later, on Michele's birthday.
A quote made by Harris stuck with the juror:
The prosecution claimed Harris said "no way, that's impossible," when told by his father Michele had been found.
And during the trial, the juror told us Cal seemed incincere in his reactions, and would to cry at "weird" times, almost like it was scripted.
Story Created: Jun 7, 2007 at 11:23 PM EDT
Story Updated: Jun 7, 2007 at 11:42 PM EDT http://www.wbng.com/news/local/7895657.html