Murder Suspect Claims Self Defense


LOGAN COUNTY, IL - Attorneys for Chris Harris, one of the men accused of killing five members of the Gee family, filed a motion this week claiming he killed one of his victims in self defense.

The motion claims Harris was justified in using force to kill 14-year-old Dillen Constant.

Constant and two of his siblings were found bludgeoned to death in their Beason home, along with their parents, Rick and Ruth Gee. A fourth child was critically wounded. Beason is located about 35 miles northeast of Springfield. 

Chris Harris is a former in-law of the Gees. 


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