Jason Harris gets 20-year prison term in Beason slayings

Jason Harris gets 20-year prison term in Beason slayings

LINCOLN — Jason Harris was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for giving his brother cocaine shortly before his brother killed five memb…

August 15, 2013 5:05 pm(6)

Slain boy Dillen Constant lacked psychiatric services

Slain boy Dillen Constant lacked psychiatric services

BEASON — Home and school were places Dillen Constant struggled but the wrestling mat offered him the chance to succeed and inspire others.

June 09, 2013 6:15 am(4)

New court rules change coverage of Beason murder trial

PEORIA — When Chris Harris took the witness stand at his trial, word of his testimony was tweeted to the public by reporters allowed for the f…

June 09, 2013 6:00 am(0)

Florida woman gets probation in plea deal related to Beason killings

Florida woman gets probation in plea deal related to Beason killings

LINCOLN — A Florida woman initially charged with providing a false alibi for convicted murderer Chris Harris has pleaded guilty to resisting a…

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Juror says evidence against Harris too strong; appeal planned

Juror says evidence against Harris too strong; appeal planned

PEORIA — A Peoria County jury on Friday convicted Chris Harris of murdering five members of a Beason family, rejecting his claims of self-defense.

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Harris guilty verdict clears name of 14-year-old victim

BEASON — Chris Harris’ conviction Friday in the brutal slaying of a Beason family cleared the name of 14-year-old victim Dillen Constant, and,…

June 01, 2013 7:30 am(13)

Live coverage: Harris faces life in prison after jury convicts him of murder

Live coverage: Harris faces life in prison after jury convicts him of murder

12:30 p.m. Chris Harris is convicted on all murder counts. Harris sat with hands folded and looked down. Family of the victims cried. He now f… Breaking News

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Jurors return to courthouse to deliberate in Harris murder trial

Jurors return to courthouse to deliberate in Harris murder trial

BLOOMINGTON — Jurors in the Chris Harris murder trial return Friday morning to the Peoria County Courthouse to resume their deliberations.

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Harris jury to begin deliberations Thursday in murder case

Harris jury to begin deliberations Thursday in murder case

PEORIA — Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Thursday in the monthlong murder trial of Chris Harris, who is accused of the 2009 slaying…

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On witness stand, Harris denies killing family, claims self-defense

On witness stand, Harris denies killing family, claims self-defense

PEORIA — Jurors weighing murder charges against Chris Harris now have two versions of how a Beason family may have died: the self-defense clai…

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Pathologist describes horrific wounds suffered by Gee family

Pathologist describes horrific wounds suffered by Gee family

PEORIA— After 12 days of testimony from almost 50 witnesses, the state may be ready to conclude its case Friday against Chris Harris, opening …

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Injuries to surviving Gee daughter outlined at Harris murder trial

Injuries to surviving Gee daughter outlined at Harris murder trial

BLOOMINGTON — Tabitha Gee survived injuries that could have easily killed her or left her permanently disabled, a Peoria pediatrician testifie…

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Forensic scientist: DNA under Rick Gee’s fingernail from stepson

Forensic scientist: DNA under Rick Gee’s fingernail from stepson

PEORIA — Scientific tests on fingernail scrapings taken from murder victim Rick Gee found the DNA of his slain stepson, a forensic scientist t…

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Chris Harris takes the stand at hearing, talks about interrogation

Chris Harris takes the stand at hearing, talks about interrogation

PEORIA — At a hearing that delayed proceedings in his murder trial Monday, Chris Harris took the witness stand for an hour to answer questions…

May 21, 2013 12:15 pm(0)

State forensic scientist, Chris Harris’ ex-girlfriends testify Friday

State forensic scientist, Chris Harris’ ex-girlfriends testify Friday

PEORIA — The Chris Harris murder trial continued Friday with testimony from a state forensic scientist and from three women he allegedly tried…

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Jury sent home without watching interrogation of Chris Harris

PEORIA — The jury in the Chris Harris murder trial was sent home early Friday to allow lawyers on Monday to make legal arguments apparently re…

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On witness stand, Jason Harris says he's telling the truth now

On witness stand, Jason Harris says he's telling the truth now

PEORIA — The most potentially damaging witness against Chris Harris is his brother, who freely admits that he is a convicted perjurer and can’…

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Beason murder trial: Harris' prints at scene; Gee neighbor testifies

Beason murder trial: Harris' prints at scene; Gee neighbor testifies

PEORIA — Chris Harris will face his brother in court Wednesday and listen from his seat at the defense table as Jason Harris gives his version…

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Police: Shoes helped make Harris a likely suspect

Police: Shoes helped make Harris a likely suspect

PEORIA — Chris Harris was considered an unlikely suspect in the deaths of five members of his ex-wife’s family — until key evidence pointed in…

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Witnesses discuss sex life of murdered Beason couple

PEORIA — A former Beason woman was threatened with jail Thursday after she refused to answer questions from Chris Harris’ lawyer about sexual …

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Beason murder trial: Jurors horrified by crime scene photos

Beason murder trial: Jurors horrified by crime scene photos

PEORIA — If words proved inadequate to describe the carnage present inside the Rick Gee home on Sept. 21, 2009, photos shown to jurors Thursda…

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