Jury selection to begin in Beason murder trial



PEORIA -- It's been more than three years since five people were murdered in their Beason home, and the trial for one of the accused is beginning.

Chris Harris, 34, will face a jury on over 50 counts of murder.

He was back in the courtroom Monday.  The trial was moved to Peoria County due to the high-profile nature of the case in Logan County and Central Illinois.

Several pre-trial motions were settled Monday, including the judge denying Harris' attorneys request to show graphic murder scene photos to potential jurors during jury selection.

Jury selection begins Tuesday morning.  Twelve jurors and four alternates will be selected.

Attorneys anticipate the trial to last through the month of May.


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