Home Where Central Illinois Family Slain to Remain Crime Scene

December 23, 2009

The Logan County home where five members of a family were found dead earlier this year will remain a crime scene until defense investigators can examine the property.

30-year-old Christopher Harris and his 22-year-old brother Jason Harris have been charged with numerous counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Rick and Ruth Gee and three of their children in September. A fourth child at the home in Beason suffered critical injuries but survived.

The Harrises, of Armington, are jailed without bond.

In court this week, prosecutors agreed to preserve the Gee home until defense attorneys complete their work.

Illinois Assistant Attorney General Michael Atterberry says crime scene tape will remain around the property and windows will stay boarded.

Story source: AP