Chalfant man now charged with first-degree murder

By Deb Murphy

Paul Harris, the 75-year old Chalfant man arrested in the death of his wife Lee, will be in Bridgeport Court today for a status conference.

According to prosecutor David Anderson, the initial charge was voluntary manslaughter, but as of late last week, Harris will be facing first degree murder charges.

Anderson would not confirm or deny any of the rumors that have circulated since Harris’ arrest June 19 as the case is still under investigation. He did say the District Attorney’s office and Mono County Sheriff are not looking for any other deceased family members on the property, Harris Haven Farms.

As of last week, the DA is waiting for forensics and continues to conduct interviews.

Mono deputies were called to the property for a welfare check early on June 19 and discovered the body of Lee Harris.

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Trouble
Trouble
5 years ago

Maybe one of the reasons we have so many rumors flying around is due in part to the lack of information we receive up here?

Pedro
Pedro
5 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble, Haven’t you said we shouldn’t release names of people arrested? But you want to know evidence before a trial? How does that help the accused, or the prosecution? Thinking everybody just wants to disqualify themselves for jury duty or otherwise cause a manure show of a trial. That way… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
5 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

No Pedro, I want to know if law enforcement is looking for his son that has been missing for three years.

Pedro
Pedro
5 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble, Did not know that. I hope he is safe. Pretty sure that missing person file is one of the first things they had on the desk with this case, if that makes makes you feel any better. Going from manslaughter to first degree murder charges is huge. Murder requires… Read more »

TopBoots
TopBoots
5 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Do you know the name of the son or any details of his missing?

Daughter
Daughter
5 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

His son is not missing, and is alive and well, I’m his daughter so I know…maybe you’re reffing to Lee’s son????

Timmy
Timmy
5 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

It’s a homicide case…info only needs to come out in one place. A jury trial!