PEORIA -- The trial for the first of two brothers charged in the brutal killings of a central Illinois family is slated to begin later in the day.
It's been more than three year since five family members were found dead in their Beason home.
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Christopher Harris and his brother, Jason Harris, have pleaded not guilty to murder in the September 2009 beating deaths of 46-year-old Raymond Gee, his 39-year-old wife, Ruth Gee, 16-year-old Justina Constant, 14-year-old Dillen Constant and 11-year-old Austin Gee. Three-year-old Tabitha Gee survived.
Christopher Harris is due in court Monday in Peoria. Jury selection could begin Tuesday. The trial could take about a week.
Harris' brother, Jason, is also charged with more than 50 counts of murder in the case. His trial hasn't been scheduled.