Harris was arrested on March 25, 2011, in an unrelated drug case and was charged in April 2011 in the triple shooting death. He has been incarcerated at the Vermilion County Public Safety Building jail since that time.
One other man has been found guilty and convicted in connection with the murders. Freddell Bryant, 35, was sentenced in U.S. District Court a little more than a year ago to three consecutive life sentences for his role in the shooting deaths.
The federal grand jury indictment leveled against Bryant in summer 2011 alleged the murders were a result of accusations about missing drugs belonging to Bryant.
According to evidence presented in the trial, Bryant used McCullough on March 24, 2007, to hold kilogram amounts of cocaine at her residence in Danville.
Bryant learned at some point later that day that multiple kilograms of the cocaine had been taken from McCullough’s residence.
The next day, according to the evidence, Bryant took McCullough to an apartment at 1707 E. Main St. to confront Pepper and Leverenz, whom he believed were involved in taking the drugs from McCullough’s home.