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#582770 --- 05/29/07 02:13 PM Harris Trial
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I am trying to figure out why it matters that the victim Michelle's nightlife makes a difference in her dissappearing? Why does it matter the woman worked a job and went out after ,people do it all the time. They did this to danelle VanDams parents too. This woman is missing, her children miss her and her family too. and they have to listen to what some attorney is trying to smudge her to hope to get her husband off. Why is it okay to bring up past acts on the victim but never the one who commited the crime?
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#582773 --- 05/29/07 02:22 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: ibepokenmore]
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It might be distasteful, but in a case like this one where there appears to be little to no evidence that a crime even occurred it does the defense well to set up the victim as the bad guy. Talking about her nightlife and her activites with other men isn't just about smearing her but about illustrating that her own actions and interactions provide other possible suspects in her alleged murder.

It's not entirely true that the past actions of the defendant are not admissible - past convictions are, I think, fair game.

Frankly, this guy has a good shot at acquittal - there's hardly any evidence of anything beyond him being a complete jerk.
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#582805 --- 05/29/07 04:17 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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You are right Past Tense, it is a circumstantial evidence trial, and her conduct is a possible part of her cirumstance. The defense's side should make signifigant doubt. But Juries by and large are not very smart, and go along with the prosecution. I hope justice is served.
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#582808 --- 05/29/07 04:21 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Buddy]
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I'm not sure that a conviction, even in a case in which the defendant is guilty but that guilt has not been proven, is "justice". It's complicated.
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#582811 --- 05/29/07 04:34 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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I wish this was on court tv instead of Phil Spector

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#582921 --- 05/29/07 08:29 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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The prosecution cannot even prove a crime was committed. I will make this statement, a conviction with no proof will be set aside by an appeals court.
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#587463 --- 06/08/07 05:54 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Buddy]
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He was found guilty.

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#587498 --- 06/08/07 06:27 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Headless Horseman]
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Jury finds Harris guilty
Updated: 6/8/2007 6:22 AM
By: Kaitlyn Ross



Several jurors wept as they read the verdict for Cal Harris, murder in the second degree: guilty.

Cal Harris' father Dwight does not think there was enough evidence in the case to convict his son.

“It was a miscarriage of justice," Dwight Harris said.

Joe Cawley, Cal's Defense Attorney said, "The jury worked hard, we're obviously very disappointed though."

The prosecution however, thought everything added up to a guilty verdict.

Tioga County District Attorney Gerald Keene said, "I don't think it was one particular piece of evidence. I think it was all the circumstances, the overwhelming motive he had, his controlling behavior and all the blood evidence there, I don't think there was any other explanation than that's where she was killed."

When the verdict was read, Cal repeatedly screamed "NO!" and sobbed. Michele's family said they don't feel any sympathy for him however and that his verdict does not bring them closure.

Shannon Taylor, Michele's sister-in-law said, "It doesn't bring her back, it doesn't change anything."



WATCH THE VIDEO



Harris found guilty

Several jurors wept as they read the verdict for Cal Harris, murder in the second degree: guilty.







Michele's brother Greg agreed, "Hopefully Cal will someday tell us where she is, he's taken so much from us. Hopefully he can have a little bit of compassion in his soul after he's taken Michele from us."

The jury found him guilty without Michele's body and District Attorney Keene doesn't think Michele will ever be found.

"When he said ‘I have a place to put you and you'll never be found,’ I think he meant that and she's never going to be found," Keene said.

Without a body however, defense attorney Joe Cawley thinks they have a good chance of having Cal's case heard again.

Cawley said, "We'll weigh our options, I'm sure an appeal will be made and we'll take it from there."

Until then, Cal Harris will remain behind bars, his $500,000 bail revoked.

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#591447 --- 06/17/07 04:47 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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I know players in this tragedy. When someone has a huge problem with their temper, and always has and has a history of deceptive behavior that is well known they may be looked at in an unfavorable way. While that doesn't make him guilty, it sure helps to understand how the conviction may have transpired

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#591759 --- 06/18/07 11:42 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: lotsofquestions]
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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?
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#591772 --- 06/18/07 11:49 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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Originally Posted By: past tense
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
Video High
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

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#591774 --- 06/18/07 11:51 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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It is kind of reminiscent of the Peterson case...only this time, the body was not found. Not saying I agree with the conviction, just showing some of the evidence as indicated by the juror.

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#591832 --- 06/18/07 12:54 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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So there was blood evidence? Interesting - I'd like to know more about it - how much, where was it found, etc. I'm glad 48 Hours decided to profile the case.

I'm curious as to where the husband was the night of the disappearance, etc.
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#591833 --- 06/18/07 12:58 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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Not where, HOW...lol. Oy, I'm losing it today.
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#591977 --- 06/18/07 11:10 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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Just Google Cal Harris, murder....and TONS comes up.

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#592370 --- 06/19/07 07:39 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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how does things get so out of control that killing them instead of leaving them becomes a better option ?
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#592531 --- 06/20/07 05:58 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: seneca_lady]
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Originally Posted By: seneca_lady
how does things get so out of control that killing them instead of leaving them becomes a better option ?


Good question. Hard to really comprehend, isn't it?

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#592613 --- 06/20/07 07:51 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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#592675 --- 06/20/07 10:10 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Jazzmine]
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I watch too much CourtTV - this stuff doesn't surprise me a bit anymore.
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#592851 --- 06/20/07 01:30 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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I love Court TV. I also love Forensic Files.
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#593044 --- 06/20/07 09:53 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Yetta Nother]
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i'm addicted to all that stuff
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#623320 --- 08/20/07 12:05 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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He drove his vehicle into work the next morning and had it completely and extensively detailed.

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#623324 --- 08/20/07 12:10 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: lotsofquestions]
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Interesting but circumstantial.
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#625002 --- 08/22/07 11:32 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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BF worked for him. agressive and abusive in business as well as with coworkers.

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#625011 --- 08/22/07 11:43 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: lotsofquestions]
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I'm very aggressive but I've never murdered anyone.

Circumstantial.
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#625031 --- 08/22/07 12:01 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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You certainly haven't killed anyone with kindness either...LMAO
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#625045 --- 08/22/07 12:10 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Buddy]
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So true!
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#626238 --- 08/23/07 04:59 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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I do like your candor, it becomes you. You would make a great lawyer.
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#626247 --- 08/23/07 05:08 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Buddy]
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Now candor is a new word for it
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#626261 --- 08/23/07 05:26 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Della]
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Who ME!?
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#630116 --- 08/29/07 11:20 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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Originally Posted By: past tense


Who ME!?



I know you are both Smart and Sweet at least to those of us that know you a little bit!

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#630126 --- 08/29/07 11:29 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: lotsofquestions]
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If that was meant to intrigue, it worked! ;\) Thanks...I have my moments

I'm not saying he didn't do it, for the record, I'm just saying it seemed like a really weak case.

It's very sad for those kids.
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#630130 --- 08/29/07 11:34 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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I think his reputation around town was his biggest downfall. It made the circumstantial stuff much more impactful.

glad you are intriqued. \:\)

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#630132 --- 08/29/07 11:36 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: lotsofquestions]
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lol

Damn forum hinters!
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#632136 --- 09/01/07 05:38 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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lol

Damn forum hinters!
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#632314 --- 09/01/07 01:13 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: lotsofquestions]
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My opinion, he has the resources to file an appeal, and I believe it might just get overturned. We have to wait and see.
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#676672 --- 11/02/07 05:10 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Buddy]
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My opinion, he has the resources to file an appeal, and I believe it might just get overturned. We have to wait and see.


You were right Buddy.
He has been released on bail.
Judge has declared a mistrial.

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#676727 --- 11/02/07 07:04 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Seer]
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I would also say that the prosectution better put all their ducks in a row this time. I would also say another jury may acquit.
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#676763 --- 11/02/07 08:04 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Buddy]
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I couldn't believe it when I saw the headline on the front page. WOW. Can't wait to get more info.
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#676826 --- 11/02/07 09:16 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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This trial is going to cost the county plenty. My gut tells me they will not get a conviction the second time around.
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#676904 --- 11/03/07 03:20 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Buddy]
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With what must be a credible witness who claims to have seen the alleged victim alive?

Tough sell to a 2nd jury.
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#677208 --- 11/03/07 01:21 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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I hear she ran off with her boyfriend to Alaska.
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#677209 --- 11/03/07 01:22 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Taxpayer14456]
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Ha!!!
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#677284 --- 11/03/07 03:48 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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Originally Posted By: past tense
With what must be a credible witness who claims to have seen the alleged victim alive?

Tough sell to a 2nd jury.


LOL, He didn't look so credible after his arrest for a domestic.
He looked really bad when his wife came forward and said he was
paid to say he saw Michelle.
I'm sure it was just sour grapes on the part of his wife. LOL

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#677322 --- 11/03/07 04:40 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Seer]
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So someone will get off for murder? Sad.
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#684468 --- 11/11/07 02:42 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Della]
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Did anyone catch this last night on 48 Hours?

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#684837 --- 11/11/07 09:31 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Seer]
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LOL, He didn't look so credible after his arrest for a domestic.


"LOL" - is "he" Harris or "he" the new witness?

If you mean Harris, he's not the witness who saw her and as a result earned himself a new trial, right? Because his credibility isn't the point - the witness's credibility IS - and it had to be GOOD to overturn a conviction.

Also, plenty of people get arrested for domestic abuse and don't end up killing their wives. And plenty of people kill their wives without ever getting arrested for domestic violence before they do it. In short, irrelevant.

If you mean "he" the new witness, I wasn't aware that being arrested for domestic violence rendered one inable to utilize one's eyeballs.

Originally Posted By: Seer
He looked really bad when his wife came forward and said he was paid to say he saw Michelle.


"He"? The witness whose new testimony resulted in a new trial? More information to be challenged AT TRIAL, I suppose. I haven't seen or heard a thing about that, but I also haven't watched the 48 Hours that was on last night so if it was included in the report I suppose I will soon.

Originally Posted By: Seer
I'm sure it was just sour grapes on the part of his wife. LOL


You actually make a good point - refuting what appears to be your position. Gee, why would a woman who was allegedly abused by a guy want to make him look bad? I can't imagine.

You're kind of rambling on here about the credibility of the witness, alleged statements made by his wife (?), sour grapes, etc. and basically implying that you "know" more than anyone else about the particular scenario and players. Bully for you. I'll wait for trial. I know, I know, crazy, since I have someone who knows what "really" happened right here on the forum but I'll stick with my plan.


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#685094 --- 11/12/07 08:12 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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Everyone knows it was Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with a candle stick holder.
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#685249 --- 11/12/07 11:56 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Taxpayer14456]
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I read the 48 Hours version of the story - interesting and they seem to be leaning toward the husband. It's just so bad that the kids have to be exposed to all the stories about their mother. Regardless of what else she did/was, she was still their mom. Who has the kids now, anyway?
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#685259 --- 11/12/07 12:10 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Seer]
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Originally Posted By: Seer
Did anyone catch this last night on 48 Hours?


I actually saw the 48 hours special. It was interesting. There would be some questions I would have if he was innocent....like how did the blood actually get "spattered" throughout the kitchen and garage.....which they said could only be caused by a forced blunt trauma to the head......and when he had his girlfriend over and she was nervous about Michelle coming home in the middle of the night while she was there spending the night......Cal stated that Michelle wouldn't be coming home.....how did he know that? I feel bad for her family.
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#685260 --- 11/12/07 12:12 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Yetta Nother]
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They stated that the witness could not have seen her face or anything inside the vehicle as the hour of the morning and the fog would have kept him from doing that. I do not believe the witness.
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#685275 --- 11/12/07 12:21 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Yetta Nother]
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I don't know where the girlfriend's brain was at - staying with a possible murderer in the murder victim's home. She should be thanking her lucky stars she wasn't the 2nd victim.
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#685290 --- 11/12/07 12:36 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: SilverRose]
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Obviously I couldn't have been so lucky for my DVR to actually record the 48 Hours like it was supposed to. Annoying. They'll replay it 283741904837190473821 times like they always do, though.

Personally, while I think it's LIKELY he did it, I am always - regardless of topic - annoyed at anonymous, "in the know" posters who insist they've got the inside track. 'Kay.
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#685294 --- 11/12/07 12:41 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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ummm. I don't KNOW that he did it. I did use the term 'possible.' That would be enough for me, personally, not to want to be alone with the guy.

I also stated that the transcript I read seemed to favor the husband being the killer, but maybe I was already convinced due to this thread.

Think I'll just stick to novels. The library is beckoning...besides, I'll be fined if I don't get this Tai Chi tape back today!
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#685494 --- 11/12/07 04:28 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: SilverRose]
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All the prosecutor has to do is ask the people in Seneca County what happened. Every piece of speculation would be the god's honest truth.
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#717579 --- 12/27/07 05:01 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Taxpayer14456]
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The one liner air hole strikith again.
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#725227 --- 01/05/08 01:41 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: The Mask]
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He owned a house on the lake near me for a period of time about 8 - 10 years ago. My favorite story was when the new owners contacted the water dept. concerning changing over the water bill it was discovered that Harris hooked up the water line to the house an the sly without telling anyone. Of course there was no water meter either. A regular peach of a guy!

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#725538 --- 01/05/08 10:31 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: past tense]
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Originally Posted By: past tense
I watch too much CourtTV - this stuff doesn't surprise me a bit anymore.
I too watch Court, I mean Tru TV along with 48 Hours and the rest. Have there been any new developments?

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#928849 --- 12/01/08 08:29 PM Harris' attorney wants change of venue [Re: racefan73]
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Harris' attorney wants change of venue from Tioga County

An attorney for Calvin Harris said intense media coverage has made it impossible to find an impartial jury in Tioga County for his client's second murder trial.

Specifically, Terence Kindlon cited remarks posted on the Press & Sun-Bulletin's various online comment pages. Kindlon also submitted numerous newspaper stories to have the trial moved to another New York county.

A 47-year-old Tioga County businessman, Harris was convicted of the murder of his estranged wife, Michele, in June 2007. However, the trial judge set aside the verdict when testimony from a man, who did not come forward until after the verdict, contradicted a prosecutor's theory of what happened. A second trial has been set for Feb. 17.

In court documents filed Nov. 21 with a state appellate court in Albany, Kindlon asked for a change of venue, something the appeals court hasn't granted to local courts in 41 years.

The centerpiece of the argument is media coverage of the 7-year-old case which Kindlon said has slanted public opinion against Harris.

"The community continues to closely follow all media reports regarding the case, and it will be near impossible to find a single resident of Tioga County or any of the surrounding counties who have not heard about the case, nor formed a vehement resentment towards Calvin Harris due to the last seven years of highly inflammatory media coverage," said Kindlon, of the Albany law firm of Kindlon Shanks & Associates.

Among the reader comments, which are allowed to be posted anonymously, on the newspaper's message boards cited by the attorney was an Oct. 23 entry that read: "Maybe (Calvin Harris) thinks all this attention on him murdering his wife is a small price to pay for killing her. He is an animal ... a greedy animal."

Kindlon, one of two attorneys representing Harris, also cites reader comments made about Kevin Tubbs, the Candor farmer who in post-trial testimony said he saw Michele Harris with an unidentified man hours after the prosecution said she had been killed.

"Do you think that maybe Cal's attorney wants to save Cal some of the precious money that Cal was unwilling to let Michele have as a settlement ... I still think Tubbs had a payoff ..." read another Oct. 23 posting cited in the appeal.

Another submission read: "Dear Cal fan: Let me be a little clearer for the lower mentaility [sic] of mankind. Wether [sic] he is convicted of murder or not, he has been a discrace [sic] to his family, his children, his community. Murderer or not, he will be judged one day when he meets his maker. Is that a little better, understand now?"

Additionally, Kindlon submitted to the appeals court some Press & Sun-Bulletin stories written over seven years about the Harris case. He also cited other newspapers and television coverage, in particular the CBS Network program, "48 Hours Mystery" which featured the Harris case, as also tainting the local jury pool against Harris. The CBS feature aired Nov. 3, 2007, and again, this year, on June 24.

Neither Michele Harris' body, nor a murder weapon, have ever been found.

Kindlon cited other New York cases where a trial was moved because of adverse pre-trial publicity. Included was Kathy Boudin, a member of the radical group the Weather Underground who was convicted in 1984 of murder for her participation in an armed robbery that left three people dead.

Boudin's trial was moved from Rockland to Orange County, and then moved again to Westchester County after attorneys could not pick a jury, Kindlon said.

In 1967, the murder trial of a Binghamton man accused of killing a high school classmate was moved from Broome to Chemung County because of pre-trial publicity. The defendant in that case pleaded guilty to the slaying during jury selection.

By Nancy Dooling • Staff Writer • December 1, 2008
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#931363 --- 12/05/08 06:21 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Originally Posted By: Strawberry Jam
Originally Posted By: seneca_lady
how does things get so out of control that killing them instead of leaving them becomes a better option ?


Good question. Hard to really comprehend, isn't it?


Cal Harris shares NOTHING with ANYONE, including money, his business, his children or his property. He had a lot to lose in a divorce. The family is rich and powerful. Dig deeper into Cal perhaps his past should be fair game just like hers apparently is.
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#931369 --- 12/05/08 06:25 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Teacher73]
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He owned a house on the lake near me for a period of time about 8 - 10 years ago. My favorite story was when the new owners contacted the water dept. concerning changing over the water bill it was discovered that Harris hooked up the water line to the house an the sly without telling anyone. Of course there was no water meter either. A regular peach of a guy!


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#979559 --- 02/15/09 12:36 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Cleopatra]
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Harris trial: DA seeks new judge

For the second time in the Calvin Harris murder case, Tioga County District Attorney Gerald Keene has asked the judge to step aside.

With Harris' retrial scheduled to begin Wednesday in Tioga County Court, Keene filed a motion late Friday asking Broome County Judge Martin E. Smith to recuse himself from presiding over the bench trial. Keene's filing was not disclosed Friday, but was confirmed Saturday by William Easton, one of two attorneys defending Harris.

Neither Smith nor Keene could be reached for comment.

Keene's reasoning for the change was not disclosed, but it is believed he may have cited the judge's previous comments about key witness Kevin Tubbs.

It is the second time in this case that Keene has called out the judge. The first murder trial was delayed in December 2006 when Keene requested Judge Vincent Sgueglia bow out. At the time, then-defense attorney Joseph F. Cawley Jr. said Sgueglia, in the judge's chambers, told counsel on both sides he intended to dismiss the indictment against Harris. Three days later, Keene filed a motion asking Sgueglia to recuse himself, alleging the judge had shown favoritism to Cawley and his client.

Sgueglia denied the accusations, but recused himself anyway. An administrative judge appointed Smith two days later.

By Nancy Dooling • ndooling@gannett.com • Staff Writer • February 14, 2009

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#1022791 --- 05/12/09 07:11 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: newsman38]
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Harris team asks judge to remove DA

Attorneys for Calvin Harris are asking a judge to remove Tioga County District Attorney Gerald Keene from the re-trial and appoint a special prosecutor.
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The DA, however, denied any improprieties in his nearly four-year prosecution of Harris, a Tioga County businessman accused of second-degree murder in the Sept. 11, 2001 disappearance of his estranged wife, Michele.

Harris will go on trial a second time July 13. He was convicted in June 2007 by a Tioga County jury, but the verdict was set aside and a new trial ordered after a surprise witness came forward to say he'd seen Michele hours after Keene said she had been murdered.

Keene has engaged in a pattern of misconduct, violating Harris' right to a fair trial, wrote attorney William Easton in court documents filed last week.

"It is evident from the record of this case, especially since the conviction of Mr. Harris was vacated, that Mr. Harris has been denied the fundamental due process of an impartially motivated and disinterested prosecutor," wrote Easton, one of two Harris attorneys. "Mr. Keene's actions, including filing two legally baseless recusal motions, have already drawn the rebuke of the two judges assigned to the case."

A hearing on this latest salvo has been scheduled for May 20 before Chemung County Court Judge James T. Hayden, the third judge to preside over the case. Harris was indicted in 2005, four years after Michele Harris vanished. Neither her body nor a murder weapon has never been found.

Since 2005, Keene asked two other judges to remove themselves from the Harris case: Tioga County Judge Vincent Sgueglia in 2006 and Broome County Judge Martin E. Smith in February on the eve of Harris's retrial.

Keene accused Sgueglia of showing favoritism to Harris's attorney and clients. Sgueglia denied the charge, but he stepped down anyway.

Keene's charge came three days after Sgueglia told the DA he was throwing out Harris' murder indictment based on inadmissible evidence and statements Keene made to grand jurors.

Smith was appointed to take over the case in 2006 and presided over the first trial. Smith set aside Harris' guilty verdict in November 2007 and ordered a new trial based on the testimony of Candor animal hauler, Kevin Tubbs.

It was Tubbs who came forward the day of Harris' 2007 guilty verdict and testified in he saw a woman he believed was Michele Harris with another man at the Harris driveway in the Town of Spencer. Smith later ruled Tubbs' testimony was credible.

Harris was scheduled to go on trial a second time Feb. 17. However, Smith granted Harris a bench trial - meaning Smith, not a jury would decide the case - Keene filed another recusal motion, asking Smith to step down.

Smith excused himself, saying he could not have found Harris guilty after finding Tubbs credible. Then the judge had harsh words for Keene: "The district attorney has yet again sought to take the low road to accomplish his mission."

Hayden was appointed to the case in February. No decision has been made on whether the second trial will go before a jury, or be decided by Hayden.

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By Nancy Dooling • ndooling@gannett.com • Staff Writer • May 12, 2009

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#1022944 --- 05/12/09 02:30 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: newsman38]
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While Harris s-w-e-a-t-s.
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#1030107 --- 05/27/09 07:46 PM Re: Harris Trial [Re: Santa_Cruzer]
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#1048212 --- 07/08/09 09:24 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: bustamill]
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450 prospective jurors summoned for Harris retrial

If you've been told to report to Tioga County Court next week, you could be a potential juror in the high-profile murder retrial of Calvin Harris.

About 450 jury summonses have been mailed to qualified Tioga County residents, said JoAnn Peet, Tioga's jury commissioner.

Of the 450 summoned, 12 jurors should ultimately be selected to hear the case, along with an undetermined number of alternate jurors. To qualify, residents must be at least 18 years old and citizens of the United States. Residents convicted of a felony cannot serve as jurors.

Jury selection in the Harris case is scheduled to begin Monday morning in county court.

Harris, a Tioga County businessman, will go on trial a second time on one felony count of second- degree murder in the Sept. 11, 2001, disappearance and presumed death of his estranged wife, Michele.

Harris was convicted of murder by a Tioga County jury on June 7, 2007. However, that conviction was set aside five months later and a new trial ordered by Broome County Judge Martin E. Smith, who presided over the 2007 trial.

The retrial was scheduled for Feb. 17, but on the eve of trial, the presiding judge stepped down from the case. Chemung County Judge James T. Hayden is the newest - and third - judge to oversee the case.

Harris, a father of four, has been free on $500,000 bail since November 2007, when his conviction was set aside. Kevin Tubbs came forward after Harris was convicted to say he saw a woman he believed was Michele Harris with another man hours after Tioga County District Attorney Gerald Keene said Harris killed Michele.

By Nancy Dooling • ndooling@gannett.com • Staff Writer • July 8, 2009

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#1057470 --- 07/28/09 11:28 AM Re: Harris Trial [Re: newsman38]
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Prosecution rests, defense begins its counter

OWEGO - The prosecution finished presenting its case against alleged murdered Cal Harris Tuesday morning after presenting a state police DNA expert.

Blood stains samples taken from several locations in the Harris home matched the DNA of Michele Harris, John Brenner, New York state police DNA analyst, testified this morning in the murder trial of Cal Harris.

The DNA testimony was the culmination of eight days of prosecution evidence as the Harris legal team starts to contest the charges today.

Their star witness, Kevin Tubbs, who claims to have seen Michele Harris on the morning of September 12, 2001, will likely take the stand later this week. Tubbs came forward with the startling revelation following the initial Harris murder conviction.

By Nancy Dooling • ndooling@gannett.com • Staff Writer • July 28, 2009

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#1060608 --- 08/05/09 12:57 PM Re: Harris GUILTY [Re: newsman38]
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Cal Harris guilty

OWEGO - Calvin Harris was found guilty in Tioga County Court today. A 12-member jury announced the verdict.


Harris was on trial on one count of second-degree murder in the Sept. 11, 2001 disappearance and presumed death of his estranged wife Michele Harris.

Authorities have never found a body or murder weapon.

The verdict came after a three-week trial, which was the latest development in the high profile case.
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#1060691 --- 08/05/09 03:04 PM Re: Harris GUILTY [Re: newsman38]
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Good. May her spirit rest in peace.
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#1060708 --- 08/05/09 03:48 PM Re: Harris GUILTY [Re: newsman38]
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Good I hope he gets what he deserves, finaly
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#1060842 --- 08/05/09 09:48 PM Re: Harris GUILTY [Re: NYTwinsFan]
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AMEN! RIP Michelle.
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#1288770 --- 07/28/11 12:14 PM Harris Conviction Upheld [Re: Cleopatra]
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Appellate Division won't overturn Cal Harris murder conviction

In a three-to-one decision released Thursday, the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division's Third Division Court of Appeals denied Calvin Harris' appeal of his 2009 conviction of second-degree murder.

Justices Thomas E. Mercure, Edward O. Spain and Leslie E. Stein affirmed Harris' conviction, on the grounds that “the proof…is legally sufficient to establish that defendant intentionally caused the death of the victim at their home on the night of September 11.”

In a dissenting opinion, Justice Bernard J. Malone Jr. wrote: “Although it is a fundamental tenet of our jurisprudence that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty, after reviewing the entirety of the record in this case, it seems that, from September 12, 2001 forward, defendant was presumed guilty by the police, the District Attorney, and Harris's family and friends and that, at trial, the burden of proof was shifted to defendant to prove his innocence…

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#1300841 --- 09/30/11 08:38 PM New Harris Appeal [Re: newsman38]
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Court of Appeals to hear Harris case

ALBANY — The Calvin Harris murder case
will head to the state’s highest court
sometime next year.

The Court of Appeals has agreed to hear
the case, said Rochester attorney William
Easton, who defended the former Tioga
County businessman in both his 2007 and
2009 trials.

There is currently no schedule for oral
arguments in the case, although briefs are
scheduled in December and January,
Easton said.

10:04 AM, Sep. 30, 2011
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#1301364 --- 10/04/11 07:22 PM Re: New Harris Appeal [Re: newsman38]
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Jesus God is this guy ever going to go to jail?

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#1302323 --- 10/10/11 09:44 PM Re: New Harris Appeal [Re: Here's Johnny]
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The Cal Harris saga continues

Whatever the outcome, this Harris appeal has already passed a significant hurdle: The Court of Appeals accepts only a small number of requests for review, and only a portion of those are criminal cases, said Vincent M. Bonventre, a law professor at Albany Law School and an expert on the state Court of Appeals.

"The appeals are really tough legal issues by the time they get to the Court of Appeals," Bonventre said.

"I would say at least 50-50 for reversal," Bonventre said.

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#1302435 --- 10/11/11 05:55 PM Re: New Harris Appeal [Re: newsman38]
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All that cash and the fabulous lawyers he has hired have given him a date with the Court of Appeals. KaChing. And he might walk...of course that would be because he has been wrongly accused and convicted. Okay. He and OJ should start a support group.

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#1363342 --- 09/11/12 11:14 AM Re: New Harris Appeal [Re: Here's Johnny]
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Calvin L. Harris' Conviction For Murdering Michele Harris Will Be Reviewed By New York Court

There's no body and no murder weapon. Yet a once prominent auto dealer from New York's Southern Tier is doing prison time for killing his estranged wife, who hasn't been seen for 11 years.

Michele Harris, then 35, was last seen leaving work as a waitress the evening after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center in Manhattan, or early the next morning outside her home arguing with another man, depending on whom you believe. Undisputed by both prosecutors and defense is that she hasn't been seen since and no murder weapon was ever found.

Now, New York's Court of Appeals will decide whether Calvin L. Harris was fairly convicted of murdering the mother of his four children or presumed guilty based on insufficient circumstantial evidence. The seven judges on the state's top court were scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday. They are expected to rule next month.

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#1364234 --- 09/17/12 06:24 PM Re: New Harris Appeal [Re: newsman38]
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Wow. He sure has some great lawyers...

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#1369034 --- 10/18/12 09:14 AM Harris Wins Appeal: Gets new Trial [Re: Here's Johnny]
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Court: Calvin Harris to get third trial

ALBANY — The state’s highest court on Tuesday reversed the murder conviction of Owego businessman Calvin Harris and ordered that he receive a new trial.

In a decision issued Tuesday morning, the state Court of Appeals cited concerns about the impartiality of one of the jurors at his second trial in 2009 and the instructions given to the jury prior to testimony that was considered hearsay.

Six of the judges on the seven-member court concurred with the decision, while a seventh, Judge Susan P. Read, dissented and voted to dismiss the indictment.

Harris, 51, was convicted in 2007 and again in a 2009 retrial of the murder of his estranged wife, Michele Harris, who prosecutors say disappeared sometime between the night of Sept. 11, 2001, and the morning of Sept. 12, 2001.

Court of Appeals reverses murder decision
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#1402406 --- 05/22/13 12:38 PM Re: Harris Wins Appeal: Gets new Trial [Re: newsman38]
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Calvin Harris Back In Court

OWEGO, N.Y. (WETM-TV) -- Calvin Harris, the Tioga County man twice convicted of murdering his estranged wife was back in court Monday.

After two trials and being convicted twice in 2007 and 2009, his murder conviction was overturned.

Now the defense is asking for a change of venue, which means they want his third trial heard in a different county.

They have until June to file the motion. The defense currently has a jury consultant working to poll the area.

Harris's estranged wife Michele went missing on the night of September 11th, 2001.

Her body has never been found and no murder weapon has either.

Judge James Hayden is looking to start the trial as soon as possible, suggesting a date of October 7th.

But the defense and prosecution brought up the fact that District Attorney primaries take place on September 10th. So a new prosecutor could come in.

Harris's attorney also said a October trial date would be ambitious, because he and his team have thousands of trial documents to pour over.

But he did add that Harris and his children would like to put this whole thing behind them as soon as possible.

Harris is due back in court on September 16th.

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#1402444 --- 05/22/13 06:10 PM Re: Harris Wins Appeal: Gets new Trial [Re: newsman38]
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Wow. That checkbook is pretty good. Lucky, I guess, if he is in fact innocent.

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#1432942 --- 01/17/14 10:08 AM Re: Harris Wins Appeal: Gets new Trial [Re: Here's Johnny]
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Change of venue granted for Cal Harris

A mid-level state appeals court in Albany has decided the third murder trial for Owego businessman Calvin Harris will take place in Schoharie County.

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#1433275 --- 01/20/14 11:13 AM Re: Harris Wins Appeal: Gets new Trial [Re: ibepokenmore]
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Wow. He keeps a licking and keeps on ticking.

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#1438517 --- 03/01/14 11:58 PM Re: Harris Wins Appeal: Gets new Trial [Re: Here's Johnny]
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#1449865 --- 06/06/14 03:14 PM Re: Harris Wins Appeal: Gets new Trial [Re: newsman38]
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'The Trials of Cal Harris' to air on 48-Hours on Monday

Twice convicted of murdering his wife, and with both cases thrown out on appeals, a wealthy New York businessman speaks for the first time with "48 Hours" before facing his third trial. A segment, "48-Hours: The Trials of Cal Harris," will air on CBS at 10 p.m. on Monday, June 9, Eastern and Pacific Time. Visit www.cbsnews.com/videos/preview-the-trials-of-cal-harris/ for a preview.

Wealthy New York businessman Cal Harris' estranged wife Michele Harris disappeared during the night of Sept. 11, 2001, while most of the world was focused on the terrorist attacks earlier that day. Since then, Calvin Harris has been tried and convicted twice of murdering Michele Harris and both cases have been overturned on appeal.

In a release received by CBS News on Thursday, they reported that Calvin Harris, as he faces his third murder trial, sat for his first ever television interview with 48 Hours' Erin Moriarty in "The Trials of Cal Harris" to be broadcast at 10 p.m., Monday, June 9, Eastern and Pacific Time on the CBS Television Network.

"I feel like I'm being kidnapped in broad daylight in front of my kids, in front of everyone, and no one can do anything about it," Calvin Harris tells Moriarty. "And now we're - we're to a point now where I have to solve this case. I have to try to solve this case in order to make sure that I stay - I stay here this fall with my kids," Calvin Harris added during the interview.

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#1449876 --- 06/06/14 08:02 PM Re: Harris Wins Appeal: Gets new Trial [Re: newsman38]
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Maybe he should team up with OJ, and they could help each other find the "real" killers in both cases. I'll bet they'd really hit it off.
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#1457650 --- 08/20/14 03:41 PM Re: Harris Wins Appeal: Gets new Trial [Re: ibepokenmore]
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#1465557 --- 02/05/15 02:05 PM Re: Harris Wins Appeal: Gets new Trial [Re: ibepokenmore]
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Mistrial request denied in Cal Harris trial: The Cal Harris murder trial in Schoharie County Court will span six to eight weeks.

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#1470020 --- 04/30/15 11:04 AM Re: Harris Wins Appeal: Gets new Trial [Re: newsman38]
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#1470389 --- 05/05/15 02:32 PM Harris jury deadlocked [Re: newsman38]
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Jury deadlocked in Cal Harris trial; judge orders continued deliberations

The jury announced it was deadlocked at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday during the fourth day of deliberations in the third Cal Harris murder trial.

Schoharie County Judge George Bartlett proceeded to instruct the jury to continue deliberating until a verdict is reached.

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#1471405 --- 05/25/15 07:18 PM Re: Harris jury deadlocked [Re: newsman38]
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"A conference about the next steps in the proceedings -- including a potential fourth trial -- is scheduled for August."

Mistrial in 3rd Murder Trial for Cal Harris, Millionaire Accused of Killing Wife

May 16, 2015,
By ABC NEWS via Good Morning America
http://abcnews.go.com/US/mistrial-3rd-murder-trial-cal-harris-millionaire-accused/story?id=31089306
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#1484910 --- 05/24/16 06:37 PM Harris Not Guilty [Re: Teonan]
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#1485349 --- 06/06/16 03:01 PM Re: Harris Not Guilty [Re: ibepokenmore]
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He can join OJ in der search for der real killers.

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#1501286 --- 07/11/17 10:49 AM Harris Trial: Ex-Weitsman employee falsely tried to implicate boss in Harris case, lawsuit says [Re: ibepokenmore]
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Ex-Weitsman employee falsely tried to implicate boss in Harris case, lawsuit says

A series of internet postings by a former employee of Upstate Shredding in Owego tried to falsely implicate the recycling company's owner Adam Weitsman in the disappearance of Michele Harris nearly 16 years ago, according to a lawsuit in federal court.

Weitsman's attorney, in bringing the lawsuit, calls the false accusations "highly defamatory, shocking and cruel."

The lawsuit, filed June 30 in U.S. District Court, seeks in excess of $75,000 worth of damages from the ex-employee, Robert Levesque. He worked for Upstate Shredding for three years until December 2014, according to the lawsuit.

"The false statements all relate to Upstate Shredding's and (Adam) Weitsman's profession," Weitsman's attorney Patricia Curtin of Vestal said in the lawsuit, "and were calculated to inflict harm on their professional reputation and standing in the community."

According to Weitsman's lawsuit, the legal action comes after years of online accusations by the former employee and after he started posting photos of Weitsman's family online as well. None of the false accusations was reported to law enforcement officials by Levesque.

Upstate Shredding bills itself as the largest privately held scrap metal processor on the East Coast, operating 18 locations in New York and Pennsylvania. It has 400 employees company-wide and 130 in Owego.

The lawsuit documents include 19 pages of social media postings from Twitter and Facebook allegedly made by Levesque, who now resides in North Carolina. Federal court records did not list an attorney for him.

According to Weistman's lawsuit, problems with Levesque's employment there began in March 2014, with bizarre and erratic behavior in the workplace. He was hired there as a scrap metal inspector in November 2011, records show.

Levesque allegedly began posting the defamatory statements sometime after moving to North Carolina, according to the lawsuit. The Twitter account in which the postings were made is no longer active and the postings were removed after the lawsuit was filed.

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#1501372 --- 07/12/17 12:25 PM Re: Harris Not Guilty [Re: Triumph the Dog]
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Originally Posted By: Triumph the Dog
...in der search for der real killers.


Poor mutsky.

Your owner needs to switch up that cheap canned bull tookie.

The creep will be chilling his heels for a good long time. Case closed.
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