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Former Missouri church elder convicted in wife’s killing

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – A former elder in a Kansas City, Missouri, church has been convicted of killing his wife in Kansas.

A jury on Friday found Robert Lee Harris guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Tanisha Harris when the couple lived in Overland Park, Kansas.

Police went to the couple’s apartment on Jan. 8, 2018, in response to a reported domestic disturbance. They returned when Harris reported his wife was missing.

Her body was later found near Raymore, Missouri.

Tanisha Harris was an associate pastor at Repairers Kansas City, a nondenominational church, when she was killed.

Harris will be sentenced Nov. 3.

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