Murder Trial #4 for Cal Harris Gets Started
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [March 5, 2014][/caption]Jury selection is set to begin in Schoharie County for the Tioga County man who has been convicted twice of murder in the disappearance of his estranged wife 14-and-a-half years ago. The third trial for Calvin Harris ended in a hung jury.
Harris is accused of murdering Michele Harris, who was last seen September 11, 2001 as she returned to the couple’s Spencer estate after work. Her body has never been found.
The defense has filed to submit new evidence to point to another suspect in the presumed murder. A witness at a previous trial said Stacy Stewart was seen talking to Michele at the bottom of her driveway the morning after prosecutors claimed she was murdered. Items Cal Harris’ lawyers claim are linked to Michele were found in a burn pit on Stewart’s property.
The last trial in Schoharie County lasted ten weeks.
Prosecutors say they believe this trial will be much shorter.