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House Where Beason Family Killed Burned Down

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:17:09 CDT
By: AP


Firefighters have burned down the home where five members of a central Illinois family were beaten to death in 2009. Ten members of the Beason Fire Department on set the small, white, one-story house where Rick and Ruth Gee and three of their children were killed ablaze. Beason fire Chief Jim Hubrich says the Gee family asked him for help demolishing the house. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency signed off on the plan. Gee's mother, Judi Stogdell, took photos of the house before the fire.

Rick Gee's former son-in-law, Christopher Harris, was convicted of murder last year in the killings. Harris' brother, Jason Harris, pleaded guilty to concealing a homicide and is also in prison.

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