Joyce Meyer

Chris Coleman
9:54 pm
Thu May 5, 2011

Coleman guilty of murders

A jury in Waterloo, Ill. has found Chris Coleman guilty of strangling his wife Sheri and their two sons.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Two years ago today, police in Columbia, Ill. found 31-year-old Sheri Coleman and her sons - 11-year-old Garett and nine-year-old Gavin - strangled in their beds.

Tonight, a Monroe County jury found her husband Chris guilty of their deaths, after 14 hours of deliberation spread over two days.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

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Morning round-up
9:39 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Morning headlines: April 7, 2011

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gets a closer look at Truman, an eight-week-old Peekanees puppy that was rescued from poor breeding conditions, before a press conference in St. Louis on April 9, 2009. Nixon wants to increase oversight of dog breeders.
UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt

Nixon Proposal Would Boost Oversight of Dog Breeders

Governor Jay Nixon proposed Wednesday to add $1.1 million to the state budget to hire 10 more inspectors, investigators, veterinarians and office staff for the Department of Agriculture program that regulates dog-breeding facilities. Nixon's office says the state currently spends about $600,000 a year on such efforts. The Senate Appropriations Committee considered the agriculture budget Wednesday but took no action on Nixon's proposal.

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