Rick and Ruth Gee and three of their children were killed in their Beason home in 2009. (Sarah Vance/WJBC)
By The Associated Press
PEORIA - An Illinois State Police expert says DNA tests show that blood found in a truck and on a shoe belonging to a man charged with killing five members of a southern Illinois family matches two of the victims.
DNA analyst William Frank testified Friday that blood in Christopher Harris' truck came from Rick Gee, and that blood found on Harris' shoe was from Gee's stepson, 14-year-old Dillen.
Harris is accused of killing them, along with Gee's wife and two other children in the family's home in Beason in 2009. Harris was once married to Gee's daughter.
Girlfriend says Harris acted normally after deaths
A former girlfriend of Christopher Harris says he acted normally and had only a small blister on one hand the day after the deaths of five people he is charged with killing. Kristy Moore testified Friday that Harris said the blister came from trimming trees.
Harris' brother, Jason Harris, has said Moore is one of several women Harris tried unsuccessfully to have sex with the night the two brothers wound up at the Gees' home. Jason Harris testified his brother said he wanted to go there to "talk to'' the family's 16-year-old daughter, Justina Constant.
Harris has said he killed Dillen after walking in on the boy as he killed his family. But Harris' brother testified that he admitted killing all five family members