The Big Bloody: Police Fingerprint Father of Strangled Family

May 12, 2009 at 10:24 am
Christopher Coleman
Christopher Coleman
Last week Christopher Coleman hired defense attorney William Margulis to represent him in the investigation into the strangulation death of his wife, Sheri, 31, and sons Garett, 11, and Gavin, 9, at their Columbia, Illinois, home on May 5.

Yesterday Coleman and his lawyer arrived at the Columbia police station to provide fingerprints to investigators -- even though authorities have yet to name any suspects in the murders. Coleman and his attorney did not answer questions when they left the station.

A security guard for the Joyce Meyer Ministries, Coleman has told authorities that he was working out at a Missouri gym early in the morning on May 5 when someone killed his family.

When Coleman could not reach his family by phone that morning he called the police who went to the home and discovered the bodies. Christopher Coleman, 32, has also told authorities that he received anonymous threats related to his work in the weeks before the murders. A police source has leaked that someone apparently wrote "I told you this would happen" on a wall inside the home.

So, what are the odds that Coleman will be charged in the murders?