Attorney claims Harris killed actual mass murderer

By WEEK Producer

Attorney claims Harris killed actual mass murderer

September 26, 2012 Updated Sep 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM CDT

LINCOLN, Ill -- In Logan County, the attorney for accused mass murderer Christopher Harris says Harris did kill someone; but the person he killed was the actual mass murderer. It's the latest twist in a three year old murder case which shocked residents in the small town of Beason.

The defense attorney argued that 14-year-old Dillen Constant killed his parents, Rick and Ruth Gee, and two of his siblings at their home in Beason, Illinois in October of 2009. Attorney Dan Fultz says Christopher Harris happened on the killings in progress and was forced to kill Dillen Constant.

Those arguments were made by Fultz in trying to get the medical, school, mental health and juvenile court records of Dillen Constant. His motion was denied as being unspecific in details. Fultz says he will re-file his motion.

Another hearing is set for October 16 in Logan County. Meanwhile, Jason Harris – who, like his brother, is charged with the multiple murders of the Gee family – is expected to go on trial after Christopher Harris.

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