Christopher Coleman

Coleman Case
3:55 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Judge Tosses Wrongful-Death Suit Against Joyce Meyer Ministries Related To Coleman Case

Christopher Coleman.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

A judge for the second time in four months has thrown out a lawsuit blaming a televangelist for a former employee's killings of his wife and two sons.

Associate Judge Richard Aguirre dismissed the suit Wednesday in Monroe County. Aguirre ruled that he can't see any way how Missouri-based Joyce Meyer Ministries could have foreseen that Christopher Coleman would kill his family.

Christopher Coleman killed his wife and sons at the Coleman's Columbia home in 2009. He was serving as Meyer's security chief.  He's now serving a life sentence.

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Morning round-up
9:22 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Morning headlines: Friday, September 21, 2012

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Judge tosses lawsuit against Joyce Meyers Ministries

A southwestern Illinois judge has tossed a lawsuit against a televangelist filed by the family of a woman who was strangled along with her two sons.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Clair County Associate Judge Richard Aguirre this week signed the order dismissing the lawsuit against Missouri-based Joyce Meyer Ministries. But he said it can be refiled within 30 days - something an attorney for the family says they will do.

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Joyce Meyer Ministries
3:23 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Lawsuit againt Joyce Meyer Ministries dropped, again

Televangelist Joyce Meyer
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A southwestern Illinois judge has tossed a wrongful death lawsuit against Joyce Meyer Ministries filed in 2011.

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Morning round-up
9:30 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

An Ill. law takes effect November 15, 2011 allowing more adoptees to get copies of their original birth certificates.
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Ill. law regarding original birth certificates takes effect today

An Illinois law taking effect today will allow more adoptees to get copies of their original birth certificates and possibly learn the names of their biological parents.

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Christopher Coleman
12:56 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Coleman home, site of family murders, up for sale

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The southwestern Illinois home where a former Marine killed his wife and two sons is for sale.

The two-story, three-bedroom home is in Columbia, about 15 miles southeast of St. Louis. It was home to Christopher Coleman, who is serving a life sentence for strangling his wife Sheri Coleman and their 11- and 9-year-old sons in 2009.

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Morning News Round-up
10:51 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, August 19, 2011

(Courtesy Missouri State Fair)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Missouri State Fairgrounds temporarily close after nighttime storms

Update: A tweet from the Missouri State Fair: "State Fair to Open Gates at 3 p.m. Today - Luke Bryan and Josh Thompson will take the Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m. as scheduled"

Original Story:

The Missouri State Fairgrounds are closed after a strong storm knocked out power.

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Christopher Coleman
4:07 pm
Mon June 27, 2011

Christopher Coleman denied new trial

Christopher Coleman.

Christopher Coleman, the man convicted May 5 of murdering his wife, Sheri, and their two young sons, has been denied a new trial.

Coleman is currently serving life in prison without parole for the killings.

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Christopher Coleman
1:39 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Coleman, convicted of strangling family, wants new trial

Christopher Coleman.

Christopher Coleman, the southwestern Illinois man convicted of strangling his wife and their two sons, has asked a judge to set aside his conviction and give him a new trial.

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Christopher Coleman
12:19 pm
Mon May 9, 2011

Judge sentences Coleman to life in prison without parole

Christopher Coleman.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 1:49 p.m. with sentence decision:

Christopher Coleman has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Original Story:

At 1 p.m. today, Circuit Judge Milton Wharton will decide the fate of Christopher Coleman, the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

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Christopher Coleman
1:30 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

Jurors say Coleman eligible for death sentence

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The jury that convicted a southwestern Illinois man of murdering his wife and sons has decided he's eligible for the death penalty.

The jurors made that determination Friday as the sentencing phase of Christopher Coleman's trial began. The hearing to decide whether he should receive that penalty is expected to begin Monday.

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