A Michigan man was convicted of murdering his wife after her breastmilk proved he had been poisoning her cereal with heroin. Jason Harris, 47, of Davison, was convicted by a jury on November 17 for first-degree premeditated murder and delivery of a controlled substance causing death, CBS46 reports. He’ll hopefully spend the rest of his life in prison.
Harris wanted his wife dead. Harris purposely killed his wife by putting a lethal dose of heroin in Christina Harris’s cereal in 2014, the Genessee County Prosecutor’s Office said. While the case was considered to be an accidental overdose at first, the Medical Examiner changed her cause of death to homicide in August 2019.
Christina’s breastmilk proved her innocence. Christina’s family always insisted that she was not a drug user, and that was eventually proven when a sample of her breast milk was analyzed and was found to contain zero trace of drugs.
Jason’s story made zero sense. He initially told police that Christina was having trouble holding her spoon while eating on the evening of September 28, 2014. He claimed he helped her get into bed and they both went to sleep, further insisting that she was still asleep when he left home the next morning with their two kids. Jason said that Christina didn’t answer calls or texts that morning so he asked a neighbor to check on her and the neighbor found her dead. How convenient.
The evidence against Harris was overwhelming. Throughout the course of the investigation, authorities discovered that Harris previously tried to hire a hitman to dispose of Christina. He was also found to have received a $120,000 life insurance payout after her death, Prosecutor David Leyton said. He had a number of relationships outside of his marriage, as well.
This was a terrible, cruel tragedy. “This was a very tragic case and my heart goes out to the family and friends of Christina Harris for their terrible loss,” Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said. “The circumstances of this case make for a unique story and garner headlines in the media, but at the core of it a family is mourning the loss of their loved one and I can only hope that today’s verdict will help them with closure.” Jason faces a mandatory sentence of life behind bars without parole.
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