The attorney for one of the brothers accused in the massacre of a Logan County family says Chris Harris actually walked in on the murders, and had to kill the killer in order to save his own life.
The Bloomington Pantagraph reports the defense theory came to light through a court filing that seeks records into the mental health and behavior of 14-year-old Dillen Constant, one of the five people found dead inside the home of Rick and Ruth Gee in Beason.
Attorney Dan Fultz says Harris found Dillen Constant killing his parents and siblings, and Harris then killed Dillen in self-defense.
The defense believes the records will show that Dillen Constant had a history of violence and had been prescribed medication to control his impulses.
Harris and his brother Jason are awaiting trial on murder charges.