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New lawyers for man accused in Beason murders

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 08:45:18 CST
By: AP




One of the brothers accused of killing five members of a Logan County family is getting a new law team. A Logan County judge excused the two attorneys who had been representing Christopher Harris citing a conflict of interest. One of the attorneys said the conflict was created when Christopher Harris made incriminating statements to another one of the lawyer's clients in the Logan County Jail. The judge has appointed Springfield attorneys Dan Fultz and Peter Naylor to take over Harris' defense. Christopher Harris and his brother, Jason Harris, have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges in the 2009 beating deaths of Ruth and Rick Gee and three of the Gees' children in their home in Beason. No trial dates have been set.

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