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Michele was a beautiful young woman who married prominent businessman Cal Harris. All seemed well until Michele went missing on September 11, 2001. Did Michele leave, or was she murdered as the prosecution contends?

Michele was a beautiful young woman who married prominent businessman Cal Harris. All seemed well until Michele went missing on September 11, 2001. Did Michele leave, or was she murdered as the prosecution contends?
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Michele was a beautiful young woman who married prominent businessman Cal Harris. All seemed well until Michele went missing on September 11, 2001. Did Michele leave, or was she murdered as the prosecution contends?




The Cal Harris Story: Seeking Justice After Acquittal

In part two of the Wiehl of Justice interview with newly exonerated Cal Harris, Cal opens up and explains why he wants justice for those he feels abused their official powers in his case. Was this personal? Were there motivations having nothing to do with actual evidence? Harris and his attorney Bruce Barket elaborate on these issues in this podcast. We also learn more about who they feel is the real perpetrator against Michele Harris, and how they are trying to help authorities pursue this...


Cal Harris – Not Guilty! Harris And His Attorney Speak With Wiehl of Justice

For Cal Harris, the fourth time was a charm. Harris was found not guilty of the murder of his wife, Michele Harris in a bench trial (no jury) before Judge Richard Mott on May 24. Harris had been convicted twice before, with those convictions overturned on appeal. His third trial ended in a hung jury. It's only now that Harris can finally relax, knowing that he can no longer be tried for Michele's murder. Wiehl of Justice caught up with Harris and his attorney, Bruce Barket to discuss his...


Lis Wiehl Discusses Her New Book: The Newsmakers

The tables are turned on this edition of Wiehl of Justice, as producer Jennifer Williams interviews Lis about her new book The Newsmakers. We learn more about the book's central character, television reporter Erica Sparks, as she makes her way through the cutthroat jungle of a cable television news network. Are there any similarities between the life Erica leads and the life of our TV news personality author Lis? Listen in to find out! You can get your own copy of The Newsmakers hot off the...


The Adeline Wilford Murder – Episode 7

It's time to wrap up what we know about the Adeline Wilford murder case. In this episode, the Wiehl of Justice producers join Lis to share their thoughts. And contributing as well is a Wiehl of Justice podcast listener named Lisa, who tells us what she's left with after hearing all the episodes for this case. It was great to have a listener give us her opinions on the case! Just a reminder that if you haven't heard Episodes 1 - 6 yet, please follow the links below before getting the spoilers...


The Adeline Wilford Murder – Episode 6

This time on Wiehl of Justice, we get the viewpoint of a well-respected and honored lawyer from Maryland to help shed some light on where the Wilford case goes from here. Attorney Harry Trainor, Jr. has practiced in Maryland for many years as both a criminal defense and civil litigation attorney. While he's not personally involved in the post-trial Wilford case, he is very well-versed in the details of what's already occurred, as well as with the palm print evidence that has recently been...


The Adeline Wilford Murder – Episode 5

So far, I've been talking a lot about the more technical aspects of this case. The investigations. The evidence. The confessions. All of the things that added up to two men behind bars. But, there's an emotional side to this too. Of course there is the emotional toll that this has taken on Jonathan and David. They've been behind bars for a long time for a crime they may not have committed. There's also the toll this has taken on Jonathan's and David's families. I wanted to speak to a few of...


The Adeline Wilford Murder – Episode 4

Palm prints and polygraphs! Yes - those are the subjects of Episode 4 of the Adeline Wilford murder case. The plot most assuredly thickens in this episode, as three new characters come into play. Is it possible that these individuals are the ones actually responsible for the Wilford murder? In the last episode, we learned about the concept of "false confessions" that may explain why the men originally convicted fessed up to a crime they now claim they did not commit. (See links to past...


The Adeline Wilford Murder – Episode 3

Here we are at Episode 3 of the Adeline Wilford murder case. Thanks for staying with me as we try to ascertain exactly what happened to Adeline Wilford, and who was involved. In this episode we will delve into the fascinating topic of false confessions. Why would a suspect (or multiple suspects) confess to something they didn't do? It turns out that this is not unprecedented. Both Jonathan Smith and Ray Andrews each confessed to their parts in the Wilford murder, but later either recanted or...


The Adeline Wilford Murder – Episode 2

In Episode 2 of The Adeline Wilford Murder, Wiehl of Justice takes a closer look at Beverly Haddaway. Ms. Haddaway was quite the character! She could swear like a sailor, and didn't mince words when she wanted to express her opinion. Haddaway became integral to this erstwhile cold case because she was willing to implicate one of her own relatives - her nephew - in the murder of Adeline Wilford. But Beverly didn't do things altruistically. As you'll find out in Episode 2, she certainly had...


The Adeline Wilford Murder – Episode 1

Hi, Lis Wiehl here, and we're back with another very intriguing murder case! In this Wiehl of Justice podcast series, we're going to investigate the twists and turns of the Adeline Wilford murder. Investigators were baffled for years over the brutal killing of 64-year old Easton, MD resident Adeline Wilford. There just weren't enough solid leads to make any arrests. A break in the case came after over a dozen years had passed, which resulted in three men being arrested, tried and convicted....


“Depraved Heart” and “Flesh and Blood” Author, Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. At her first signing, held during a lunch break from the morgue, Patricia sold no copies of Postmortem and fielded exactly one question - an elderly woman asked her where she could find the cookbooks. >> More interviews on the podcast, the OJ Simpson case anniversary, and the Calvin Harris Story. Subscribe to the podcast on itunes....


Cal Harris Story Update: Defense Attorney Bruce Barket on Fourth Trial

A couple of months ago, I wrapped up the Cal Harris story on Wiehl of Justice. I left you with the knowledge that Cal's third trial ended in a mistrial, and that I had learned from sources close to the trial that they jury was split 6-6 on whether or not Cal was guilty. I also told you that it wasn't yet known if there would be a fourth trial. Well, now I know that there will be a fourth time that Cal Harris will be tried for the murder of his wife, Michele Harris, who disappeared on...


John Gibson on Covering OJ Simpson Trial and His Career Since

John Gibson is the host of Gibson Radio talk program on FOX News Talk Radio weekdays from Noon - 3pm eastern, and he is a contributor on the FOX News Channel. "Beginning in 1992, Gibson worked as an NBC News correspondent in Burbank, California. In 1994, he became the first West coast correspondent for NBC News Channel. He covered the 1995 O. J. Simpsontrial for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman for NBC News Channel and Rivera Live on CNBC. In 1996 he was named anchor...


Forensic Pathologist, Michael Baden, on 20 Years Since OJ Simpson Verdict

Dr. Michael Baden, veteran forensic pathologist hired by Simpson's lawyers to critique the autopsies of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. Chief medical examiner in New York City from 1978 to 1979, Baden has reexamined forensic evidence in the murders of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.


Alan Dershowitz on 20 Years Since the OJ Simpson Verdict

An acclaimed Harvard Law School professor, Alan Dershowitz had an enviable life filled with book deals, speeches, and wealthy clients. He frequently appeared as a guest on network and cable television shows, often staking out controversial positions on issues relating to the criminal justice system. In his book, The Best Defense, Dershowitz gave a view of the approach he would later take in the Simpson case. "Once I decide to take a case," Dershowitz wrote, "I have only one agenda: I want to...


Gregg Jarrett on 20 Year Anniversary of OJ Simpson Verdict

The OJ Simpson trial was one of the first trials to be called "the trial of the century" and set the stage for how future cases would be covered by the major television networks. It also set the stage for what viewers would come to expect for trial coverage going forward. Subscribe for free on iTunes Gregg Jarrett joins Lis to discuss. Gregg Jarrett: Court TV anchor for the trial. A former San Francisco trial attorney, Jarrett turned to television in 1985, anchoring the news for ABC and NBC...


Geraldo Rivera on 20 Year Anniversary of OJ Simpson Verdict

Subscribe on iTunes ​Geraldo Rivera is currently host of "Geraldo Rivera Reports" on Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2001 as a war correspondent Rivera served as host of CNBC's number-one rated prime time show, "Rivera Live," where his critically-acclaimed coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil trial verdict set an all-time CNBC ratings record.


Howard Kurtz on 20 Years Since OJ Simpson Verdict

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“The Newsmakers,” Author and Podcast Host Lis Wiehl

Lis Wiehl is one of the nation's most prominent trial lawyers and highly regarded commentators. She is also the host of this podcast! Currently, she is the legal analyst and reporter on the Fox News Channel and Bill O'Reilly's sparring partner in the weekly "Is It Legal?" segment on The O'Reilly Factor. Prior to that she was O'Reilly's co-host on the nationally syndicated show The Radio Factor. She is also a Professor of Law at New York Law School. Her column "Lis on Law" appears weekly on...


“Pretty Girls,” Bestselling Author Karin Slaughter

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