SACRAMENTO — A 70-year-old Northern California woman was being held without bail after being arrested for allegedly killing her husband — the second time in nearly 30 years she's been accused of killing a spouse.
Colleen Ann Harris was arrested last week, when deputies were called to her home in rural Placerville and found 72-year-old Robert Harris dead of a gunshot wound, El Dorado County officials said.
Robert Harris was identified by officials as Colleen Harris' husband, though Sacramento television station CBS13 reported the (http://cbsloc.al/X6AlRD ) the couple divorced in 2004, but later reconciled.
Harris' arrest came more than a decade after she was charged in the 1985 shotgun killing of her then-husband, 46-year-old James Batten.
In that case, prosecutors claimed she had killed Batten over a property dispute. Her defense attorney argued that the killing was self-defense because of ongoing abuse, The Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/SuK1JR ) reported Sunday.