The Grandmother’s Husband Fell in Love With a Much Younger Woman, Then She Brutally Murdered Him in His Sleep

The tragic case of Robert Harris

Lioness Rue
5 min readAug 4, 2022


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Colleen couldn’t believe what she’d just done.

She watched as her husband laid lifeless and drenched in his blood. So she decided to call her attorney David Weiner.

David called 911.

Dispatcher: 911, what’s your emergency?

David: There’s been a homicide.

Dispatcher: Okay. What happened?

David: Yeah, I can’t tell you. I’m an attorney.

Colleen and Robert Met in California

Colleen met Robert “Bob” Harris for the first time when Robert was on vacation in California.

The two were still teenagers at the time.

They went on a date. But they lost touch afterward.

In adulthood, Robert worked as a manager in the US forest service. He got married to another woman. And he had three children.

But Robert’s marriage collapsed after twenty-five years.

On the other hand, Colleen had two failed marriages. She had three children. And her last marriage had ended in a homicide.

Colleen was tried for the murder of her husband. But she was found innocent.

Colleen and Robert Rekindled Their Love

Thirty years after they first met, Colleen and Robert ran into each other again.

The two of them instantly refell in love with each other within weeks.

When they started dating, Robert introduced Colleen to his children, and Colleen did the same.

Everything went smoothly. But the problem came when Colleen met Robert’s mother.

Robert’s mother was very skeptical of Colleen.

It got worse when she discovered Colleen was the prime suspect in her former husband’s murder.

So Robert’s mother told one of Robert’s sons about the case.



Lioness Rue

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