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I am somewhat of a "crime show junkie" I watch ID Discovery ALL THE TIME (my husband is concerned) all crime shows Dateline, 48 hours, Snapped etc etc so I am VERY familiar with the Clara Harris story, a case that gripped the entire nation back in 2002 BUT I remember it well since it happened literally in "our backyard" about 45 minutes from here in Clear Lake, Texas.
Back in 2002 it was almost impossible to NOT know about the Clara Harris case! The wife of prominent Friendswood Orthodontist David Harris, who was killed when she repeatedly ran over him in a parking lot at the Hilton Hotel in Nassau Bay, Texas, after she confronted him and his mistress earlier in the evening at that hotel. The entire story of what would drive a woman (no pun intended) to this extreme came to light soon after the murder. It was a case that left a lot of people, including myself, sympathetic to the wife. NO I do not think she had the right to murder her husband HOWEVER I felt it was a crime of passion, she literally snapped after years of mental abuse and blatant unapologetic cheating on the part of her husband and should have not been convicted of 1st degree murder but a lesser charge. Well a jury of her peers felt differently and she was found guilty of murdering her husband, and on February 14, 2003, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined $10,000.
Fast forward to 2017 and 15 years after that conviction Harris has been granted parole. She had been up for parole back in 2013 but was denied. Do you think she should have finished out her 20 year sentence? What are your thoughts on her being granted parole? Share below in comments
The story was detailed in an early episode (watch below) of the popular crime show "Snapped" which airs on the Oxygen channel. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED