Court upholds Christopher Coleman’s murder convictions

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Chris Coleman

(KTVI) – An Illinois Appellate Court upheld the three first-degree murder convictions of Christopher Coleman.

Coleman was sentenced to life in prison in 2011 for strangling his wife and two young sons at their home in Columbia.

Coleman`s lawyers contended that the trial was botched because five witnesses were allowed to testify to hearsay testimony about his disintegrating marriage.

Prosecutors said Coleman killed his family in 2009 to start a new life with his mistress without revealing an affair that might have cost him his bodyguard job for televangelist Joyce Meyer.