- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) - A jury says for a second time that it’s deadlocked deciding the fate of a wealthy New York businessman with two previous convictions for killing his estranged wife in 2001.

The trial judge is expected to hear additional legal arguments Tuesday morning on his plan to send them back to resume deliberations in the case against Calvin Harris. He’s charged with murder in the death of Michele Harris, who vanished after leaving her boyfriend’s apartment the night of Sept. 11, 2001.

Defense attorney Bruce Barket argued that telling the jury to continue would be coercive.

Prosecutors say Harris killed his 35-year-old wife when she came home to the Tioga County home. Her body was never found.

Defense lawyers argued that authorities overlooked other potential suspects.



Two previous convictions had been thrown out on appeal.

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