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Babysitter Testifies at Cal Harris Murder Trial

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By Beth Rousseau.
Jurors get a taste of just how extensively police investigated Cal Harris following his wife's disappearance.

Harris is the town of Spencer man charged with the death of his wife Michele who disappeared in September 2001. no body or murder weapon has ever been found.

Thursday during his continued cross examination former New York State Trooper Leslie Hyman testified that police used everything from GPS trackers on Cal's truck to camouflagued physical surveillance of Cal at his residence hoping it would lead them to evidence of Michele's whereabouts.

Hyman said Thursday that about a year after Michele's disappearance police even informed Cal of search they would be doing of his property as a ruse thinking it would somehow get cal caught in an act of guilt.

Hyman says that despite these efforts police have never found Michele's remains or any of her jewelry.

Additionally Hyman told defense attorney Bruce Barket that police never conducted land or water searches of the properties of Brian Earley, Michele's boyfriend at the time, and another friend Stacy Stewart, two people the defense argues should have been more thoroughly investigated.

The Harris baby-sitter, Pamela Barnes completed this week's testimony.
while on the stand Barnes testified that apart from telling her Michele was missing on September 12th Cal never mentioned her again or even asked if Michele had contacted her.

Prosecutors argue this is odd considering Cal was in the habit of calling and asking where Michele was every other time Barnes was baby sitting.
The state will call their next witness when testimony continues Monday morning at 9:15