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USFS Worker’s Wife Guilty of His Murder

Relief and closure for friends and family of a Tahoe National Forest employee who was found dead in his Placerville home two years ago. Yesterday, an El Dorado County jury found 73 year-old Colleen Harris guilty of first degree murder of her husband Bob Harris. Jerry Westfall was a long-time co-worker and friend of Bob Harris, and was in the courtroom when the verdict was read…

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According to the Sacramento Bee, testimony focused on an extra-marital affair that Bob Harris was having with a 34 year-old student, and an argument over that eventually led to the fatal shooting. Westfall says it was tense in that courtroom just before the verdict was announced…

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Westfall worked with Bob Harris in the Forest Service, and also on the baseball field as an umpire. He says Harris never had a temper…

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Colleen Harris faces 50 years to life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for June 5.

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