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

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  1. who knew?

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    http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Coleman-Appeals-Murder-Convictions-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."

    Additionally -
    http://www.wsiltv.com/news/three-states/Colemans-Brother-Seeks-PTSD-Disability-Award-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.... :banghead:
     
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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.

    Heck if worrying gives you PTSDs... then the entire world would have it.
     
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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.
     
  6. Knox

    Knox Wear Pink & Eat Cake ~ Lauren Giddings

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    Good, I would hate to think the State of IL would have to support two Coleman family members.
     
  7. Knox

    Knox Wear Pink & Eat Cake ~ Lauren Giddings

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

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    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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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article5331942.html

     
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    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-28...-starting-affair-wife-s-childhood-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.

    :moo:
     
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    Now, nearly seven years after his conviction, Christopher Coleman is hoping for a return to the Monroe County Courthouse and a new trial.

    At issue in a petition for post-conviction relief filed Tuesday afternoon are photographs of Coleman with his mistress and whether jurors viewed that evidence as directed during their deliberation, which ultimately resulted in a guilty verdict.

    http://www.republictimes.net/coleman-petitions-for-new-trial/
     
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    Coleman's attorney said Thursday that he believed Coleman is innocent and plans to ask a judge to hear evidence and testimony supporting his request for a new trial. The request is based on four uncensored naked pictures of Coleman and his lover that his lawyer argues jurors shouldn’t have seen. He says without them Coleman wouldn’t have been convicted.

    http://fox2now.com/2018/04/06/christopher-coleman-seeks-new-trial-in-deaths-of-wife-2-sons/
     
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    JerseyGirl Moderator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    The prosecution is now reviewing the claims.

    A hearing is likely months away.

    Coleman will remain in prison.

    http://fox2now.com/2018/04/06/chris...ase-remains-in-prison-for-2009-family-murder/
     
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    Additional to this --

    Snipped:

    http://fox2now.com/2018/04/26/convicted-killer-chris-coleman-talks-to-crime-watch-daily/
     
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    The only thing of any interest on that page is, the " heartfelt" comments that do NOT support his claim of being innocent!
     
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  21. Knox

    Knox Wear Pink & Eat Cake ~ Lauren Giddings

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    Chris Coleman is guilty. I'm trying to remember if there was any direct evidence, I think it was mostly circumstantial. But a very strong case was presented. If he was granted a retrial, I don't feel the photos would make or break the case. I feel for Sheri's family, eight years later ...

    Wonder how Joyce feels about this being dredged up again?
     
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