WATERLOO, IL (KMOX) -Joyce Meyer Ministries has won a round in its effort to have the wrongful death lawsuit filed against it by Sheri Coleman’s family thrown out, but the case is not closed.
A Monroe County Circuit Judge has ruled that the Coleman family’s attorneys haven’t proven that the ministry should be held liable in the deaths of Sheri, Garett and Gavin, who were murdered by the ministry’s security chief Chris Coleman, but he’s giving the family’s attorneys 30 days to try again.
Ministry Attorney Mike King is pleased with the order, “Basically saying there’s no claim here recognized under Illinois law and obviously the ministry didn’t do anything for which it should be held responsible.”
Coleman family attorney Jack Carey says that because the suit was filed just before the statute of limitations expired, it didn’t include all the key evidence. He says that won’t be the case when he re-files, “I think we can allege better and more specific facts to keep the ministry in this case.”