Beason Home of 5 Murders Burned Down

Published 07/03 2014 07:54PM

Updated 07/03 2014 10:51PM


The single story home where five murders occurred in Beason, Illinois in 2009 was deliberately burned to the ground Thursday. Rick and Ruth Gee and three of their children were killed in that home. Christopher Harris, Rick Gee's former son in law, was convicted last year and sentenced to life in prison. His brother Jason pleaded guilty to concealing a homicide and also sentenced. Beason fire officials say the Gee family approached them about help in taking down the home. The house has been vacant since the murders.

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