Sheri Coleman’s Family Drops Wrongful-Death Suit

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Sheri Coleman with her two young sons Garett and Gavin

WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) –  Attorneys have dropped a wrongful-death lawsuit against a Metro East man accused of strangling his wife and their two sons but plan to re-file it after the man’s trial scheduled to begin next month.

Jack Carey represents the family of Sheri Coleman, and he tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that fellow attorneys in the case believe the best legal strategy is to hold off on the lawsuit until after Christopher Coleman’s Monroe County trial.

Carey says he plans to name as a co-defendant the ministry organization where Coleman worked as a security chief.

Coleman has pleaded not guilty in the May 2009 killings of his family at their Columbia home.

Carey has claimed the ministry knew or should have known that Coleman was a threat to his family.
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