Beason murder trial cost to exceed $330,000

By WEEK Producer

June 11, 2013 Updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:43 AM CDT

LOGAN COUNTY, Ill. -- Bills from the Christopher Harris murder trial are piling up for Logan County.

Harris was found guilty on all counts for murdering five members of the Gee family last month.

His trial cost Logan County $334,000 so far with the defense racking up most of those costs.

Prosecution lawyers already receive salaries from the county, but additional defense attorneys were paid on a per-diem basis.

Harris is to be sentenced to life in prison on July 19 in Logan County .