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Monday, May 13, 2013 12:00 am

Court asked to order documents preserved

A man who is suing the city of Springfield for destroying police internal affairs records is asking a judge to bar the city from destroying more documents. In an emergency motion for a protective
Harris Murder Trial
Monday, May 13, 2013 12:00 am

Harris talks smooth before arrest

Less than 12 hours after Raymond “Rick” Gee, his wife Ruth and three of their children were beaten to death with a tire iron, Christopher Harris answered a booty call from a girlfriend.
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Friday, May 10, 2013 12:00 am

Action comes after deaths, disfiguration

Dr. Stephen Austin Cullinan, a Peoria physician whose poor care has resulted in death, amputation and scores of lawsuits across the Midwest, has surrendered his license to practice medicine in Illinoi
Harris Murder Trial
Friday, May 10, 2013 12:00 am

Testimony continues in Harris trial

Amid lurid tales of sexual escapades and stomach-wrenching photographs of battered bodies, the prosecution dropped two potential bombshells Thursday in the murder trial of Christopher Harris.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:00 am

Action comes after deaths, disfiguration

When Jasper Madonia started working in downtown Springfield in 1939, the downtown was a different place from today. He describes a bustling place so busy that he had to push his way through the crowds
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Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:00 am

Selection process slow in Harris trial

It took just two weeks to try mass killer Richard Speck in a Peoria courtroom in 1967.Forty-six years later in a courtroom adjacent to the one where Speck was convicted after less than an hour of deli
Harris Murder Trial
Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:00 am

Testimony starts in Harris murder trial

The first sign of trouble came after school, when Seaton Landstrom, now 14, rode to the Gee home to show his new bicycle to Dillen Constant and his half-brother Austin Gee.
Harris Murder Trial
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:00 am

Selection process slow in Harris trial

It took just two weeks to try mass killer Richard Speck in a Peoria courtroom in 1967. Forty-six years later in a courtroom adjacent to the one where Speck was convicted after less than an hour of deliberations, it took a full week simply to pick a jury in the murder trial of Christopher Harris, who stands accused of slaughtering a family of five.

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