NY man accused of killing wife might face 4th trial

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) – An upstate New York man accused of killing his estranged wife could be headed back to court for a fourth murder trial.

On Wednesday, prosecutors are expected to press for another trial in hope of securing a conviction against Calvin Harris. Schoharie County Judge George Bartlett scheduled the conference after declaring a mistrial in May after a four-month trial.

Jurors deliberated for more than 50 hours over 11 days and could not reach a unanimous verdict on whether proof existed to convict Harris of killing his wife, Michelle, nearly 14 years ago.

Prosecutors say Harris killed her when she returned to the home they shared with their four children. Her body has never been found.

Two previous convictions against Harris were thrown out.

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