Jurors in the trial of the man accused of killing five members of central Illinois family saw a tire iron today that prosecutors say is the murder weapon. A former state crime scene investigator held up the tire iron in court. Christopher Harris is on trial in Peoria for the deaths of a Beason couple and three of their children The couple's 3-year-old daughter was beaten but survived. Investigators allege Harris and his brother, Jason Harris, broke into the home to sexually assault the couple's daughter and rob the family. Prosecutors say Jason Harris, who accepted a plea deal carrying a 20-year prison sentence, will testify he saw his brother emerge from the house in Beason and beat Dillen.
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