St. Louis Public Radio News
11:45 am
Tue July 7, 2009

In Coleman case, judge delays ruling on Joyce Meyer documents

St. Louis – A judge has delayed a decision on whether to release documents detailing what a St. Louis area television ministry knows about a former employee accused of killing his wife and two sons.

Before pleading not guilty to first-degree murder charges, Christopher Coleman worked as a security manager for televangelist Joyce Meyer. The ministry has said it wants information about Coleman kept confidential.

The family of Coleman's wife, Sheri, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Coleman.
Their lawyer, Jack Carey, said the judge ordered him and ministry lawyers to review the documents in two weeks.

Joyce Meyer Ministry representatives did not immediately return a call for comment from the Associated Press.