Man Convicted of Murder – but He Almost Got Away With It

Man Convicted of Murder - but He Almost Got Away With It

(RepublicanPress.org) – Conventional wisdom says crime doesn’t pay. However, it did for a Michigan man for roughly seven years after he killed his wife. Prosecutors finally managed to convict him on November 17.

In 2014, a medical examiner determined that Christina Harris’ death was caused by an accidental heroin overdose. In August 2019, investigators changed their finding to homicide, and law enforcement officials arrested her husband at the time, Jason Harris, for first-degree premeditated murder. They also charged him with delivering a controlled substance that led to a fatality.

Prosecutors alleged that Jason murdered Christina by putting heroin in her breakfast cereal. Her family members insisted she didn’t use drugs. A subsequent examination of some stored breast milk found no presence of heroin.

During the course of the trial, prosecutors revealed that Harris received $120,000 in life insurance after his wife’s death. They also accused him of attempting to hire a hitman to murder his wife on at least one occasion.

Sentencing will be a mere formality in December when he’s scheduled for his next court appearance. Michigan law demands a mandatory life sentence without parole for first-degree, premeditated murder.

Reports pointed out that Harris’ trial was the first time Michigan prosecutors presented breast milk as evidence in a trial.

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