Calvin Harris Bail Hearing
OWEGO (WENY) -- Calvin Harris, the man twice-convicted for the murder of his wife Michele in 2001, could soon be a free man once again. A judge set bail for Harris today, but he's not getting out of prison just yet.
Harris had a bail hearing today in Tioga County Court in Owego. As we reported last week, the state appellate court ruled to reverse Harris' murder conviction, and ordered a third trial.
The judge set bail at $500,000, but won't sign off on it yet; not until he has proof that Harris doesn't have a passport, so Harris will stay in jail at least a little while longer.
District Attorney Gerald Keene argued Harris is a flight risk, because he has cash, no job and few family ties to the area. Keene also pointed out, Harris was convicted twice, once in 2007 and again in 2009. His wife Michele's body has never been found.
Last week, the state's appellate court justices ruled the trial court and prosecution made critical errors during jury selection and the trial.