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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Poll: How Long Will It Take Jury to Decide Christopher Coleman's Fate?

Posted By on Wed, May 4, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Coleman and his wife and children in happier times.
  • Coleman and his wife and children in happier times.
The jury overseeing the Christopher Coleman murder trial could begin deliberation as early as this afternoon. Coleman, as you surely know by now, stands accused of strangling his wife and two young boys in their Columbia, Illinois, home back in May 2009. 

Coleman allegedly hatched the plan because his employer -- Joyce Meyer Ministries -- does not condone divorce and would likely fire Coleman if he left his family to be with his mistress. (A mistress, btw, who was his wife's best friend in high school and told the court that Coleman promised her he'd leave his wife.)

Over the past week the jury also heard testimony that the death threats Coleman allegedly received from an unknown killer actually originated from Coleman's own computer. Moreover, handwriting experts testified that the spray-painted threats inside the crime scene match Coleman's handwriting.

So, then, how long do you think it will take the jury to find him guilty? (Yes, guilty. Come on, people, this is a slam dunk.) Cast your answer below...


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