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Husband jailed for '01 murder gets day in court

There's no body and no murder weapon. Yet a once-prominent auto dealer from New York's Southern Tier is doing prison time for killing his estranged wife, who's been missing for 11 years.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - There's no body and no murder weapon. Yet a once-prominent auto dealer from New York's Southern Tier is doing prison time for killing his estranged wife, who's been missing for 11 years.

Now, 51-year-old Calvin L. Harris is asking the state's top court to decide if he was fairly convicted of murdering the mother of his four children or presumed guilty based on insufficient circumstantial evidence.

Michele Harris, then 35, may have been seen last leaving work the evening after the 9/11 terror attacks. Or it may have been early the next morning arguing outside her home with another man, depending on whom you believe.

Undisputed is that she hasn't been seen since and no murder weapon was found.

Arguments at the Court of Appeals are Tuesday. A ruling is expected next month.

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