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No bail for deja vu murder suspect

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From page A1 | January 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

The arraignment Wednesday of the woman charged with killing her husband — in a manner similar to what she was accused of 28 years ago — was continued to next month.

Colleen Harris, who appeared in a wheelchair with her attorney, David Weiner, was called first on the afternoon calendar, out of normal order of court hearings.

Judge Douglas C. Phimister said that, as per a conference with Weiner, who was also Harris’ attorney in the 1985-86 trial, and deputy district attorney Joe Alexander, the hearing would be continued once again. The new date was given as Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. in Department 7.

Phimister also noted that a bail study had not been requested by the defense. Harris would remain without bail unless a review was requested. The hearing concluded and about 20 people, or half the audience in the courtroom, rose to leave.

Harris, 70, is accused of murdering her third husband, Bob Harris, 72. She has been on trial for murder before, after she called El Dorado County Sheriff’s dispatch in 1985 to inform them 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.

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  • Randy ParkerJanuary 17, 2013 - 3:19 pm

    Wheelchair? I wonder if Bob wheeled her into the bedroom, with the shotgun, on January 6? Poor thing...

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  • 1036=FrankJanuary 18, 2013 - 9:03 am

    She "Fooled em' Once" and will try it again, this time I don't think a naïve clueless jury will buy it. Last time she couldn't remember murdering someone, only could remember she was abused somehow. Sadly, had the jury convicted her, as I believe they should have the first time, another person wouldn't be dead at her hands and a few more million wasted to retry her and lock her up. I hope the D.A. convicts her for first degree murder as just punishment for all of her crimes.

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