A southwestern Illinois judge has tossed a wrongful death lawsuit against Joyce Meyer Ministries filed in 2011.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that on Tuesday St. Clair County Associate Judge Richard Aguirre signed the order dismissing the lawsuit against the Missouri-based televangelist. He said it can be refiled within 30 days - something an attorney for the family says they will do.
While serving as Meyer's security chief and bodyguard in 2009, Christopher Coleman killed his wife, Sheri Coleman, and their two young sons at the Coleman home in Columbia.
The family believes Meyer could have intervened and prevented the killings.
Lawyers for the ministry called the lawsuit meritless because the ministry had nothing to do with the deaths. This is the second time the case has been dropped.
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