Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

A former elder in a Missouri church was convicted Friday of killing his wife in 2018.

Robert Lee Harris was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Tanisha Harris at the couple’s home in Overland Park, Kansas.

The couple was active in Repairers Kansas City, a nondenominational church. where Tanisha Harris was an associate pastor.

Police went to the couple’s apartment in Overland Park on January 8, 2018 to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

Officers found Robert Harris alone in the apartment and left. They returned when he reported his wife missing.

Police found Tanisha Harris’ body nearly 20 miles away in Raymore, Missouri, around 2:17 a.m. January 11, 2018, near 163rd and Kentucky.

The couple had been married 18 months when Tanisha Harris was killed.

Harris will be sentenced Nov. 3.

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By Buffy Gunner

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