Bail Hearing Set For Cal Harris

By Cristina Frank

October 19, 2012 Updated Oct 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM EDT

Owego, NY, (WBNG Binghamton) Cal Harris will be in court next week for a bail hearing after New York's highest court decides to grant him a third trial.

Harris is set to be back in court on Thursday, October 25 for a bail hearing at the Tioga County Courthouse.

The Tioga County businessman has been convicted twice in killing his wife.

Prosecutors say Cal Harris killed his wife Michele, who disappeared in 2001.

New York's highest court says Harris will get a third trial.

Harris' Attorney said "It doesn't get any more serious than a murder conviction, that if you're going to convict someone of murder and have a sentence where they could spend the rest of their life in jail you have to expect that everything is going to be done perfect, you've got to dot all the I's and cross all the T's, and if we missed a few of the I's in this case and the defendant is entitled to another trial, then he gets another trial."

The Appeals court did not order a change of venue but said it should strongly be considered because of the case's high profile and potential difficulty with finding an impartial jury.