Harris found guilty of first-degree murder
DA INVESTIGATOR Joe Ramsey, and attorneys Erik Schlueter and David Weiner, left to right, stand to listen as each juror is polled while murder defendant Colleen Harris sits, right, following a guilty verdict in her murder trial on Wendesday, April 15. Democrat photos by Pat Dollins
After 40 minutes of deliberation, a jury found Colleen Harris guilty of the first-degree murder of Robert "Bob" Harris on April 15.
The five-man, seven-woman jury found Harris, 73, guilty of the 2013 murder of her then-72-year-old husband, with four firearms-related enhancements found true.
As the court clerk read the verdict at about 3:50 p.m., Harris, a 2008 El Dorado County Rose candidate, lowered her head into her hands, shielding her face from photographers while crying softly.
Defense attorney David Weiner requested the jury be polled to ensure the decision was unanimous. Each juror in turn confirmed the guilty verdict. Continue Reading