Cal Harris trial

Cal Harris trial

There are 27 comments on the WIVT/WBGH Newschannel34 story from May 28, 2007, titled Cal Harris trial. In it, WIVT/WBGH Newschannel34 reports that:

The trial of Tioga County businessman Cal Harris continued in Owego Thursday. The car dealer is accused of murdering his wife Michele, who disappeared on September 11th, 2001 and whose never been found. via WIVT/WBGH Newschannel34

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owego business owner

Binghamton, NY

#1 Jun 7, 2007
It's about time this very nasty man was tride and found guilty. He is a very nasty acting person. The only sad thing that has come out of this, is the 4 children, they have lost both parents. Our hearts go out to the Harris children.
Good Job to Tioga County!
moved out of Tioga county

Leesburg, VA

#2 Jun 10, 2007
I know a lot of people who are very nasty mean people, but that doesnt make them murderers. I always believed that people were innocent until proven guilty. Regardless about what people feel about MR Harris, our judicial system is based on that principle. Point blank this man was convicted on hearsay and conjecture. In a larger city this case wouldn't have made it past the grand jury!
Irene Bertoni

Flushing, NY

#3 Nov 10, 2007
Just saw the 48 Hours episode about the Michele Harris case and was very surprised at the treatment of it. I don't even understand why everyone is assuming that the woman was murdered. She's just missing. We don't know that she's dead. I was shocked that they tried (and succeeded in) convicting her husband of murder. And I felt that the 48-Hours reporter was very biased in her assumptions about Cal Harris's guilt. I hope one day this case will be solved. Also, I was surprised that they didn't discuss the September 11th angle a little bit more. I mean, I understand that Owego is halfway across the state, but they never actually stated whether or not Michele had any NYC connections and if there was any possibility she could have been in NYC that day. Or was she known to be in Owego when the towers fell?

Hancock, NY

#4 Nov 11, 2007
It isn't surprising someone wouldn't be convinced of Cal's guilt after seeing 48 hrs.
Much of the little details that convicted him were not even mentioned during the show.
I'm not sure how the reporters for CBS could have sat through that trial every day and not done a better job presenting the information that was passed onto the jurors.

He is guilty. He gets a year off, and then it starts all over again.

Tubbs has no credibility whatsoever.

Milwaukee, WI

#5 Nov 15, 2007
Mr Southside

Pawleys Island, SC

#6 Jul 19, 2008
Cal Harris did it! The body is on the land or at a friend land his father has to know what happen to her, I know Cal and he's a pice of shit! And will go to jail. By the way OJ is looking for his wife killer to, has any body found the real killer.

Mr Southside

Since: Feb 09

Windham, ME

#7 Feb 28, 2009
Lets see now, CAL HARRIS is a snob,he thinks he's better than anyone else because he has money.Well let me say this I have knowen CALVIN all of his life, I know all of the harris's all of my life, for I"M a HARRIS also.Yet CAL has a good heart I have seen it. I have read what has been said here and it just shows how poeple judge some one without any facts. I'M not a rich man, yet I have enough money to live on the rest of my life. BEFORE ANY ONE CAN JUDGE "CALVIN" TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOUR SELF FIRST. I don't know if Cal murdered his wife or she just took off with another man. I do belive that if he did kill his wife Shelly then he should pay for that crime. If he didn't then he should go on his way and enjoy the rest of his life. All of you here piss & moan about Cal & Shelly, WHAT ABOUT THEIR FOUR KIDS AND HOW THEY FEEL? What about the TAYLORS I just hope that no matter what happends to Cal, I wish them the best. Cal's older cousin...

Schenectady, NY

#8 Jan 10, 2010
I went to school with Cal's oldest child Taylor Harris and I went over to their house, played with all the kids, and went to bbq's in the summer at the Bulmans house with them. And I still believe that he did it...taylor told me that after his mom disapeared "my dad took all of her pictures down and took all of her clothes and stuff and threw them away"- this just supports it even more. THe only picture he has is one he go from the news paper. Cal was the kind of person who was "fake nice", you could tell he was only being polite but in reality he didnt care what you were saying. Needless to say I am VERY happy with this conviction

Warrensburg, NY

#9 Jan 15, 2010
what has happned to the dealerships?w2hoha the children?
Louisiana Observer

Vacherie, LA

#10 Feb 13, 2010
I think he did it. And from what I can read about it on the internet, he sure looks guilty. His mama is a classless biotch.

Katonah, NY

#11 Feb 13, 2010
Thank you God for giving these prosecutors the strength and insight for I am sure they at times doubted themselves. We need to continue the search for Michele - it will benefit all women and law officers. There is history in Cal Harris' past. These type of men do not "snap," but show history of disregard to feelings of others and live long enough to master their disguises. His nastiness, rage grew as Michele grew happier - he was losing control of his keeping her in hell with him. It might be as far back as the teenage years of Cal Harris, it may be one of his "ex" friends that is unknowingly holding the key, but if they keep seeking through his life, someone will discover a point that holds the information of what happened to Michele's body - this someone knows of an activity or secret of the Harris family that they want to keep secret at all costs, and I believe this will lead to her body. Someone tell the town not to stop thinking! Someone has the key.

Washington, DC

#12 Mar 30, 2010
Well he said he would kill her and no one will find her body and looks like that happen. Considering he knows the land they lived on very well, something is out there that he knows about maybe found as a child, a cave, hidden well, something and thats where he stored the body. The problem with the rich and wealthy they are not use to not getting what they want and when they don't you get situations like this. Most of them get away with it though.

River Rouge, MI

#13 Jul 9, 2011
I think you should have proof before you even go to trial. I just watched the show and i am shocked that the prosecutor gave the case a 50/50 shot of a conviction. It just dosent seem right to me. Im not sure if this man killed his wife or not...I would need more proof than what I saw. Very sad for all involved.

Malone, NY

#14 Jul 14, 2011
I was told a rumor about how Cal smuggled Michelle's body to a local metal recyclers plant and is looooong gone. From everything I've heard and read, it seemed like a real possibility.

Cartersville, GA

#15 Nov 14, 2011
Who has his dealership

Oneida, NY

#16 Dec 7, 2011
What goes around comes around....guilty or not!

Macon, GA

#17 Jan 21, 2012
There was way more than reasonable doubt...wth

Newaygo, MI

#18 Feb 25, 2012
I’m surprised that more, greedy women like this, aren’t murdered.

The legal system allows these lazy women to take half of a hard working man’s money… how is that fair?

The evil women get so vindictive and greedy during the divorce and they can only think emotionally, and not logically or rationally.

And, the courts allow them to get away with it.

|And don’t give me the “she raised his kids” crap.

The kids that were the joy of her life?

It just goes to show how low that women will go. They use their own children, the joys of their lives, and then act as if it was a HUGE burden to raise those same children and that they should receive half of the money because they were forced to raise those burdensome children.

Women are only happy when they get their way; 100% their way; and only their way.

Good riddance. She brought it on herself and her family helped.

How do lazy women believe that they deserve half?

Tigers Woods and Kobe Bryant are prime examples. They worked their entire lives to be great and now their evil wives get half?

It makes no sense. I hope they meet the same fate.
confused in wa

Mililani, HI

#19 Sep 1, 2012
Cal is out

Endicott, NY

#20 Nov 30, 2012
Just because the guy has a reputation as an ...hole doesn't mean he killed people. Where is the body? Where is the proof?

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