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Beason Family Killer Awaits Sentencing

Fri, 19 Jul 2013 07:18:12 CDT
By: AP

Beason Family Killer Awaits Sentencing An Armington man convicted of killing five members of a Beason family is set to be sentenced. Christopher Harris is scheduled to be sentenced this afternoon for five counts of first-degree murder. He faces a mandatory life sentence. The 34-year-old used a tire iron to kill five members of his ex-wife's family in 2009. He admitted killing 14-year-old Dillen Constant, but Harris' lawyers said he only did so after the teenager killed the rest of the family. Harris was also convicted of killing Dillen's mother, Ruth Gee; his stepfather, Rick Gee; his 16-year-old sister, Justina Constant; and 11-year-old stepbrother Austin Gee. His lawyers have already asked for a new trial, saying jurors should have been allowed to visit Beason, where the killings took place.

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