New Information in Gee Family Murder
On September 23, 2009, a family of five was killed in a mass murder in Beason Illinois. The Gee family, Raymond “Rick” Gee, 46, his wife, Ruth Gee, 39, and their children, Justina Constant, 16, Dillen Constant, 14, and Austin Gee, 11, were killed in their family home.
The Logan county sheriff described it as “a brutal homicide against an entire family.”
“At this point in time, since we don’t have the suspect in custody, I want people to be cautious and instead of maybe leaving their door open at night, lock their door,” he said in the news conference. “We would consider this person armed and dangerous.”
The police have not released much more information, but judging by the deaths that occurred, we can deduce that the Gee family was targeted. The police had also released an alert to be on the lookout for a small, Chevrolet pick-up, and they had been searching nearby soybean fields for a sharp weapon of some sort.
The murdered had remained unsolved for four years, until last week when police arrested 30-year-old Christopher Harris. He was convicted on six counts of murder by blunt-forced trauma and one count of attempted murder. A motive is still unknown, and the case is still under heavy investigation, in the hopes that there are more possible suspects.
Harris spoke three times during the seven-minute hearing, and each of the first-degree murder charges are worth 20-60 years; making him eligible for life in prison or the death penalty.
He was jailed without bond and was scheduled for another hearing sometime this week. No further evidence has been discovered.