Mass murder trial to resume

Published 05/27 2013 05:09PM

Updated 05/28 2013 11:58AM

PEORIA COUNTY -- The defense will be back in action Tuesday in the mass murder trial of Christopher Harris. The defense started its case Friday, calling Harris to the stand.

He's accused of beating to death five members of a Beason family in 2009. The defense claims the family's 14-year old son was killing his family and Harris killed the teen in an act of self-defense.

Both sides could rest their cases this week.

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