Michele Harris' Family Reacts To End Of Trial

By Kiersten Mathieu

July 22, 2010 Updated Jun 6, 2007 at 10:46 PM EST

"She was just really happy all the time, regardless of her struggles and things that were going on. She was always happy."

Michele Harris's brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Shannon Taylor can't hold back the tears as they remember Michele.

The couple sits outside the Tioga County Courthouse as the jury deliberates in the Cal Harris Murder Trial.

46 year old Harris is accused of murdering his wife, Michele on September 11th 2001.

"We've waited 5 and 1/2 years and I guess a hours or even a few days or however long it takes is relieving for us to be at this point, now, finally," says Greg Taylor.

Shannon and Greg, along with nearly 50 other witnesses, testified.

The couple says it hasn't been easy.

"So much of the story people don't know and we weren't allowed to testify and that part's been frustrating," says Greg.

Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday morning.

The defense focused on the lack of evidence; no body, no weapon.

The prosecution said blood stains in the Harris home prove Cal murdered Michele.

Either way, the Taylor's feel relief as the case is in the hands of the jury.

"At least we're waiting for results, I mean, we've been waiting for what seemed like forever and not knowing. And at lest now, we know, it's guilty or not guilty," says Shannon Taylor.

The jury only deliberated for a few hours Wednesday.

During that time, it asked the judge to re-explain reasonable doubt and asked for a review of some testimony, including that of Brian Earley.

Earley is Michele's former boyfriend and the last known person to see her alive.

The jury also wanted to review the testimony of Earley's former landlord and Michele Harris's friend.

Wednesday in court, Cal Harris brought pictures of his 4 children.

Jury deliberations continue Thursday.

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