Christopher Harris http://wuis.org en Beason Murder Site Burned Down http://wuis.org/post/beason-murder-site-burned-down <p>Firefighters have burned down the home where five members of a central Illinois family were beaten to death in 2009. &nbsp;</p><p>Ten members of the Beason Fire Department on Thursday set the small, white, one-story house where Rick and Ruth Gee and three of their children were killed ablaze. Beason is about 30 miles south of Bloomington. &nbsp;</p><p>Beason fire Chief Jim Hubrich told The Pantagraph in Bloomington that the Gee family asked him for help demolishing the house. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency signed off on the plan. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:07:33 +0000 Associated Press 28591 at http://wuis.org Christopher Harris Wants New Trial http://wuis.org/post/christopher-harris-wants-new-trial <p>A central Illinois man convicted in May of beating to death five members of his ex-wife's family in their home wants a new trial. &nbsp;<br>Attorneys Daniel Fultz and Peter Naylor mailed a motion asking for a new trial for Christopher Harris last Friday. A spokeswoman for the Logan County Circuit Clerk's Office said Monday that it hasn't yet arrived. &nbsp;<br>The attorneys argue Judge Scott Drazewski denied 34-year-old Harris a fair trial by refusing to let jurors visit the home in Beason where Rick and Ruth Gee and their children died in 2009. &nbsp; Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:25:01 +0000 Sean Crawford 5420 at http://wuis.org Christopher Harris Wants New Trial