According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a judge has postponed the trial of Christopher Coleman, who's accused of killing his wife and sons. His defense lawyers asserted they needed more time to examine DNA evidence. Jury selection in the trial was to begin Tuesday. On Thursday, the judge also denied a defense effort to exclude Coleman's taped six-hour interview with Columbia police on May 5, 2009, the day the bodies were found in the family's home.
A judge is expected to rule this afternoon on using hearsay statements in the trial of Christopher Coleman, the man who allegedly murdered wife Sheri and sons Gavin and Garett (pictured) in Columbia, Ill. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
The judge has ruled to allow the hearsay testimony into court. Additionally, according to the Associated Press, jurors will be allowed to hear an expert testify for prosecutors about the victims' estimated time of death.
A judge is expected to rule this afternoon about the use of statements from victim Sherri Coleman as evidence against her husband Christopher Coleman.
Christopher Coleman is accused of killing Sherri and their two young sons, Gavin and Garrett.