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Judge rules against photos in Beason murder trail

Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:29:55 CDT
By: AP

A judge has ruled prospective jurors cannot be shown graphic photos of the victims in the killings of a Logan County family, but can hear descriptions of them. McLean County Judge Scott Drazewksi made the ruling on the first day of the trial of Christopher Harris. Harris is the first of two brothers charged in the killings to go to trial. He and Jason Harris have pleaded not guilty to murder in the September 2009 beating deaths of a Beason couple and three of their children.

Jury selection in Christopher Harris' trial could begin today and may take several days.
The judge excluded from the trial a statement about the potential for violence of the 14-year-old victim.

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