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Joyce Meyer Ministries Tries To Dismiss Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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WATERLOO, IL (KTVI) - Joyce Meyer is hoping a wrongful death lawsuit filed against her ministry will be thrown out by a judge based in St. Clair County.

That judge was in Monroe County on Wednesday to hear arguments over whether the lawsuit has enough merit to move forward.

Attorneys representing the plaintiff are arguing that the ministry failed to protect Sheri Coleman and her two murdered sons, Garett and Gavin Coleman.

During the trial of Christopher Coleman, evidence showed he created fake threats against his family before they were murdered.

Those threats were in email form and the ministry was aware of them.  Chris King, attorney for Joyce Meyer, says the ministry immediately contacted police after those treats were known.  

King said it`s impossible to blame the ministry for not knowing Christopher Coleman was going to murder his family when even police didn`t know.

Sheri`s family believes Christopher Coleman`s affair and the family counseling he attended should have prompted the ministry to take more action.

Read the allegations against Joyce Meyer Ministries here.