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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

St. Louis: Ten Ghastliest Crimes of 2009

Posted By on Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM

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1. Church Security Guard Accused of Strangling His Wife and Children

click to enlarge Christopher Coleman with his wife, Sheri, and sons Gavin and Garett.
  • Christopher Coleman with his wife, Sheri, and sons Gavin and Garett.
Columbia, Illinois, police uncovered a grisly scene back on May 5 when they arrived to the home of Christopher Coleman and found his wife and two young boys murdered in their beds. Coleman claimed to be working out at the gym at the time of his family's early-morning killings and suggested that the murderer could be a stalker who'd sent threatening letters to the family. Investigators, meanwhile, believe Coleman is to blame and say he sent the threatening letters to himself as part of an elaborate theme to kill his family and marry his mistress.

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