CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a southwestern Illinois man set to go on trial in the strangling of his wife and two sons press their son’s innocence as they grapple to comprehend the crimes.

The Rev. Ronald Coleman of Chester tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch it’s hard to describe what he and his wife, Connie Coleman, have endured since the May 2009 killings that produced murder charges against son Christopher Coleman.

Christopher Coleman is to go on trial Monday in Monroe County, where prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Coleman has pleaded not guilty and remains jailed.

Coleman’s parents say they cry about the case daily.

Relatives of Christopher Coleman’s slain wife say they believe it’s time for him to go on trial and for what they call justice to be done.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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