Jurors picked in trial of slain Beason family

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Peoria -- Attorneys have agreed on the 12 people who will hear the trial of a man accused of beating to death a central Illinois couple and three of their children.

 

The last of the dozen jurors in the trial of Christopher Harris were seated Monday afternoon. It came after almost four full days of interviews.

 

Now attorneys have to agree on four alternates. It isn't clear yet when testimony will begin.

 

Harris pleaded not guilty to the 2009 murders of 46-year-old Raymond "Rick" Gee and 39-year-old Ruth Gee. Sixteen-year-old Justina Constant, 14-year-old Dillen Constant and 11-year-old Austin Gee were the young victims.

 

Prosecutors say Harris and his brother, Jason Harris, broke into the home intending to sexually assault Justina Constant and rob the family. Jason Harris' trial hasn't been scheduled.

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