Peoria - Defense attorneys rested their case in the trial of a man who's charged with the central Illinois beating deaths of five members of his ex-wife's family.
Lawyers representing Christopher Harris did not call any additional witnesses on Wednesday. Prosecutors say they'll likely call as many as six rebuttal witnesses.
Harris is charged with beating Rick Gee to death along with the man's wife, Ruth Gee, in 2009. Harris is also charged with killing Ruth Gee's 16-year-old daughter, Justina Constant, and 14-year-old son, Dillen Constant, and Rick Gee's son, Austin Gee.
Harris admits killing Dillen, but says he walked in as the boy killed his own family.
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