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Newburgh Woman Charged in Husband's Murder to Claim Self Defense

The Newburgh woman charged with murder in her husband's death will likely claim self-defense at trial. A motion filed on behalf of Lisa Harris indicates she will assert self-defense in the death of her husband Michael.

Posted: Oct 7, 2020 11:43 AM
Updated: Oct 7, 2020 11:52 AM

The Newburgh woman charged with murder in her husband's death is claiming self-defense, this according to public court records. A motion filed in late September indicates Lisa Harris and her counsel will argue self-defense at trial. Evansville based laywer, Shaunda Lynch is representing Harris. 57 year old Harris has been in the Crawford County Jail for more than a month now where she's being held without bond.

On Friday, August 28th Lisa called Crawford County Dispatch just before 9:00 p.m. saying someone had been shot. When authorities arrived in the 2400 Block of North Dillard Road in Birdseye, Lisa and her husband Michael were both found naked and Michael had been shot. Michael was taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injures.

The couple's camper was processed for evidence, a single 9mm bullet was found lodged in the bedroom wall, a 9mm pistol was also found on the middle of the bed. In a separate search warrant Indiana State Police documented Lisa's physical injuries. The police document for her arrest shows Jasper ISP Detective Ryan Conrad found no cuts, abrasions, bruising, or red markings on Mrs. Harris.

She's due back in court November 5th in Crawford County.

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