A woman accused of killing her husband could have her trial pushed from January to April.
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Colleen Harris, who appeared with her attorney, David Weiner, in court Friday morning, was told by Judge Daniel B. Proud that Weiner and Deputy District Attorney Joe Alexander would be continuing the trial from Jan. 14, 2014 to April 8, 2014.
Alexander explained that they would keep the January date, but there were doubts both parties would be ready. Weiner’s schedule meant the next date they could start the trial would be in April.
A readiness and settlement hearing was then scheduled for Dec. 20 at 8:30 a.m.
Harris is accused of murdering her third husband, Bob Harris, 72. This is her second time as a defendant in a murder case, after she called El Dorado County Sheriff’s dispatch in 1985 to inform deputies that her second husband, James Batten, was dead. During the trial, she claimed she had amnesia and that Batten had sexually assaulted both her and her daughter from her first husband. She was found not guilty by a jury of nine women and three men.