WATERLOO, Ill. (KMOX) – The defense in the Christopher Coleman triple murder trial rested its case around noon Wednesday.
The defense presented two witnesses today including a linguistics expert who tried to debunk the findings of the state’s linguistics expert who testified Tuesday.
The defense expert said today the number of samples of unknown writings, emails and the spray painted messages found on the walls of the home the day the bodies were discovered, are just too small to make any determinations about who wrote them.
The prosecution had been trying to show that Chris Coleman wrote the threatening emails to himself and his wife and spray painted the profane messages on the walls of the home where the bodies of his wife and two sons were found murdered two years ago.
After short break following the final witness for the defense, the judge brought Coleman to the bench in front of him and asked Coleman if he wished to testify.
Coleman was also asked if he had been pressured to testify. The judge then asked Coleman, “Is it your decision not to take the stand? Coleman’s answer, “Yes, sir.”
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