Jurors watch video of 2009 Christopher Harris interview

By WEEK Producer

May 13, 2013 Updated May 13, 2013 at 9:47 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Testimony resumed Monday as the mass murder trial of Christopher Harris moved into its second week.

The Harris, 34, is charged with brutally killing Rick and Ruth Gee and their three children on September 21, 2009. He is also charged with the attempted murder of Tabitha Gee, 3, who survived the attacks.

Much of Monday's testimony came from crime scene investigators who spent three days gathering evidence from the Beason home.

However Monday morning, jurors watched a video of Harris' interview with Illinois State Police conducted about two weeks after the murders.

When asked for his whereabouts the night of the murders, Harris told investigators he dropped his brother Jason off at home after a night of drinking, then went looking for two women for about 40 minutes.

Authorities say Harris was unaccounted for between midnight and 10 a.m. It is believed the murders occurred around 1 a.m.

When asked if he could verify what time he came home, Harris said, "Yeah my brother, he heard me coming in".

Jason Harris will testify against his brother.

If convicted, Christopher Harris could be sentenced to life in prison.

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