48 Hours Showcases Cal Harris Case

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Feb 12, 2010 at 6:44 PM EDT

The CBS news program 48 Hours Mystery shines a new spotlight on Tioga County this weekend.

It updates "A Time to Kill" with an in-depth look at both of the Cal Harris murder convictions.

Action News reporter Gabe Osterhout spoke with the 48 Hours correspondent about what viewers can expect.

Kevin Tubbs was a key witness for the defense in the case against Cal Harris.

Harris, of Spencer, was convicted twice of murdering his wife Michele in September, 2001.

Her body has never been found.

48 Hours Mystery is profiling the case this weekend.

Complete with an interview with Kevin Tubbs.

The first guilty verdict against Harris was thrown out after Tubbs came forward, claiming to have seen a woman fitting Michele's description, hours after prosecutors allege she was murdered.

"Kevin Tubbs is very credible. When I first heard about Kevin Tubbs, I thought, no..no way but when I sat across from him and really grilled him...he's very credible. I don't know if he saw Michele Harris but he sure thinks he did, there's no question he believes he did," says Erin Moriarty of 48 Hours Mystery.

"A Time to Kill" will also show viewers what that morning looked like when Tubbs allegedly saw Michele.

What the light was like, and what Tubbs would have been able to see.

It will also focus on the testimony of Cal Harris.

Harris did not testify during the first trial.

"I had known the image that had been portrayed by the prosecution but he came across very reasonable, very honest. The only problem was his story completely contradicted the prosecution," says Moriarty.

In an exclusive, 48 Hours Mystery spoke with members of Michele's family.

They say they're worried about Michele and Cal's 4 children.

The Taylors say they barely see the children.

And they want them to know their mother didn't just disappear.

Gabe Osterhout, WBNG-TV Action News.

You can watch the 48 Hours Mystery, "A Time to Kill", tomorrow starting at 10:15 pm right here on WBNG-TV.

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