Jury selection for Harris trial will continue next week

By WEEK Producer

Jury selection for Harris trial will continue next week

May 3, 2013 Updated May 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Opening arguments in the Christopher Harris mass murder trial set for Monday in Peoria, may be pushed back.

Jury selection was scheduled to be completed Friday, but that did not happen.

None of the 11 potential jurors questioned were seated.

One preschool teacher was questioned for about an hour before the judge dismissed her over a statement she made showing bias toward the defendant Harris.

Jury selection will continue on Monday.

The 34 year old Harris and his brother Jason are charged with the brutal killings of Rick and Ruth Gee and their three children, inside their Beason home in September of 2009.

If convicted, Harris could face life in prison.

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