WATERLOO, IL. (KMOX) - Explicit videos, cell phone pictures and a promise ring: all part of testimony in the Chris Coleman murder trial.
On the witness stand Thursday was Tara Lintz, the alleged girlfriend of Coleman. She was questioned about her relationship with Chris Coleman.
Belleville News Democrat reporter Beth Hundsdorfer says it was all part of the prosecution’s case to dispel Coleman’s earlier statements that he was not having an affair with Lintz. “They asked her if she and Coleman had exchanged rings and she said yes they had and she indicated she was wearing it in court on her thumb.” said Hundsdorfer.
Not only did the jury hear about the promise ring but they watched videos that Coleman and Lintz had taken of themselves and sent to each other.
In one of them Coleman is seen masturbating in the shower.
Lintz, who flew in from Florida to testify, said Coleman once gave her a date on which he planned to divorce Sheri Coleman. That date was May 4th 2009. Lintz said he then changed the date to May 5th, the same day Sheri and their two sons were murdered.
The prosecution was attempting to prove that Chris Coleman and Terra Lintz had a physical relationship. The jury watched videos and saw nude photos the pair had exchanged.
For more information on Beth’s coverage go to www.bnd.com and the Belleville News Democrat.