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PEORIA — No new jurors were selected Thursday morning in the Chris Harris murder trial in Peoria.

Seven potential jurors were interviewed and five were excused for various reasons, including having a preconceived bias and employment issues.

As they did on Wednesday, lawyers for both sides asked prospective jurors if they would be able to view graphically violent photos.

At one point, the prosecution objected to defense lawyer Dan Fultz telling a potential juror that brain matter is depicted in one photo.

Jury selection continues in the afternoon; four jurors were chosen Wednesday.

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The jurors selected so far include a retired optician, a consultant, a casino hostess, and a man who is general manager of an industrial cleaning firm.

Harris, 34, and his brother Jason, 26,are accused of the brutal beating deaths of Rick and Ruth Gee and three of their children in 2009 in their Logan County home in Beason.

Harris is claiming self-defense — that he killed 14-year-old victim Dillen Constant after he walked in on a killing spree by the youth.

The hope is that all 12 jurors and four alternates will be seated by Friday afternoon.

This story will be updated.

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