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Jean Harris dies at 89

In this March 20, 1981, file photo, Jean

In this March 20, 1981, file photo, Jean Harris, handcuffed and carrying a book, leaves the Westchester County Jail en route to the Westchester County Courthouse in Valhalla. Harris, a former girls' school headmistress, spent 12 years in prison for the 1980 killing of her longtime lover, "Scarsdale Diet" doctor Herman Tarnower. She died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in New Haven, Conn., at age 89. Photo Credit: AP

Jean Harris, who spent 12 years in prison for the 1980 killing of her longtime lover, Westchester cardiologist Herman Tarnower, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the age of 89 in New Haven, Conn.

In this March 20, 1981, file photo, Jean
Photo Credit: AP

In this March 20, 1981, file photo, Jean Harris, handcuffed and carrying a book, leaves the Westchester County Jail en route to the Westchester County Courthouse in Valhalla. Harris, a former girls' school headmistress, spent 12 years in prison for the 1980 killing of her longtime lover, "Scarsdale Diet" doctor Herman Tarnower. She died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in New Haven, Conn., at age 89.

In this Feb. 9, 1981, file photo, Jean
Photo Credit: AP

In this Feb. 9, 1981, file photo, Jean Harris, left, arrives at court in White Plains. Harris, the former girls' school headmistress, spent 12 years in prison for the 1980 killing of her longtime lover, "Scarsdale Diet" doctor Herman Tarnower, in a case that rallied feminists and inspired television movies. She died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in New Haven, Conn., at age 89.

In this Feb. 24, 1981, file photo, Jean
Photo Credit: AP

In this Feb. 24, 1981, file photo, Jean Harris, center, arrives at the Westchester County Courthouse to hear the verdict in her second-degree murder trial, in White Plains. With her are defense lawyers William Reigleman and Bonnie Steingart. Harris, a former headmistress, spent 12 years in prison for the 1980 killing of her longtime lover, "Scarsdale Diet" doctor Herman Tarnower, in a case that rallied feminists and inspired movies. She died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at age 89.

Jean Harris made national news as the defendant
Photo Credit: Newsday file photo

Jean Harris made national news as the defendant in the high profile murder case involving the shooting of her ex-lover, Dr. Herman Tarnower, a Westchester cardiologist and author of the best-selling book "The Scarsdale Diet." She was convicted of second-degree murder and eventually granted clemency after serving 12 years of her sentence. She died Dec. 23 at age 89.

This March 1993 file photo shows Jean Harris
Photo Credit: AP

This March 1993 file photo shows Jean Harris in New York. Harris, a former girls' school headmistress, spent 12 years in prison for the 1980 killing of her longtime lover, "Scarsdale Diet" doctor Herman Tarnower, in a case that rallied feminists and inspired television movies. She died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in New Haven, Conn., at age 89.

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