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    Coleman asks for new trial...Wll it ever end?

    http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Col...244738181.html

    Chris Coleman "is asking for his convictions to be tossed on claims that decisions by the trial judge prejudiced jurors against him.

    An attorney for Christopher Coleman argues in a petition with the Mount Vernon-based 5th District Appellate Court that jurors were wrongly allowed to see videos and photographs of Coleman and his lover.

    Coleman's appeal also argues that prosecutors didn't sufficiently prove their case."

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    http://www.wsiltv.com/news/three-sta...244731231.html

    Brad Coleman is applying for a disability award for post-traumatic stress disorder.

    "The Belleville News-Democrat reports the Menard Correctional Center guard, Brad Coleman, claims worrying about his brother, Christopher Coleman, caused his PTSD."

    I wouldn't know where to begin commenting on these stories....

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    http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Col...245593321.html

    Seems to me he should be suing his brother for his PTSD.

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    That's just silly IMO. Every jury in the US is going to be prejudiced against him once they see the evidence.

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    I know in interviews, his family have said they believe Chris is innocent. They have no doubt. I can't help but wonder if they really feel this way, or just want him to have his freedom back. In the beginning, I couldn't imagine he was guilty, but after seeing the evidence, it was obvious to me he did it. I've never had to deal with something like this (thank goodness) so I don't know how I'd react, but I *think* I'd be first in line to demand justice for my grandchildren.

    Then there are the videos they feel the jury shouldn't have been allowed to see. Good heavens! Did this not tell them anything about the true nature of Chris?

    All a moot point, I'm sure - I doubt there's any chance of this case getting a new trial.

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    Brad Coleman had applied for a disability award claiming post-traumatic stress disorder. Brad Coleman said constant worrying about his brother caused him to have PTSD. State officials say the resignation means Brad Coleman now won't be eligible for the disability claim.

    http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Col...245593321.html
    Good, I would hate to think the State of IL would have to support two Coleman family members.
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    An attorney for Christopher Coleman argues in a petition with the Mount Vernon-based 5th District Appellate Court that jurors were wrongly allowed to see videos and photographs of Coleman and his lover.

    http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Col...244738181.html
    The affair was the motive for the murders, period. How would the prosecution prove the relationship with Tara other than showing the video's & photographs?

    The way his parents continue to conduct themselves surprises me. Surely as a Pastor, his Father understands the concept of "sin nature", why would Chris be exempt from that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knox View Post
    The affair was the motive for the murders, period. How would the prosecution prove the relationship with Tara other than showing the video's & photographs?

    The way his parents continue to conduct themselves surprises me. Surely as a Pastor, his Father understands the concept of "sin nature", why would Chris be exempt from that?



    Exactly. Apparently, from reading about Chris on WS, he has never had to take responsibility for his own behavior..... Until now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by who knew? View Post
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    Exactly. Apparently, from reading about Chris on WS, he has never had to take responsibility for his own behavior..... Until now.
    And Mama and Daddy couldn't get him out of this one.

    I think they believed he would be found not guilty.
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    I wonder if any Chester locals could give any info about local sentiments on this?

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    Chris Coleman wants his murder conviction overturned

    "According to the Belleville News-Democrat, his lawyer claims Coleman didn’t receive a fair trial. His reason — the judge allowed the prosecution to show jurors salacious videos and photographs of Coleman with his lover, Tara Lintz."

    http://fox2now.com/2014/10/30/chris-...on-overturned/
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    http://www.kansascity.com/news/state...le5331942.html

    An Illinois appeals court has upheld Christopher Coleman's first-degree murder convictions in the 2009 strangling deaths of his wife and their two young sons, ruling the circumstantial evidence was "overwhelming"...

    In scuttling Coleman's push for a new trial, Justice Richard Goldenhersh wrote, "We believe that no error a combination thereof was so grave that it infected the fundamental fairness of the trial," and that prosecutors "presented sufficient evidence" for a conviction.

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...od-friend.html

    Looks like Chris has lost some weight.
    Monster. His beautiful wife and boys. His own babies. There is no doubt in my mind that he committed this atrocity. Tons of evidence and he was sloppy ---which was a good thing.
    He's right where he should be.
    The pictures and videos show what kind of person he was ; and my opinion is that his family is in denial.

    Thank god no one in my family has done anything like this ; but if the worst happened , you can bet I wouldn't be supporting them in any way, shape or form.




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