Chris Coleman trial set for February 15 - Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty

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Waterloo, Ill. (KSDK) -- Jury selection will begin in the murder trial of Chris Coleman on February 15, a judge said Friday afternoon.
Coleman is accused of killing his wife, Sheri and their two sons, Gavin and Garett, in their Columbia, Illinois home in May 2009.
A judge ruled earlier in the case that the trial will be held in Monroe County, but jurors will be pulled from elsewhere in Illinois. Coleman's attorneys contended that finding jurors who had not heard about the Coleman case in Monroe County would be nearly impossible.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Coleman, who once worked as a bodyguard for televangelist Joyce Meyer.
Prosecutors allege that Coleman fabricated threats leading up to the day of the killings to make it look like someone else committed the murders.
Coleman was known to have a mistress in Florida, and prosecutors believe he killed his wife and children to avoid getting a divorce, which would cost him his job with Joyce Meyer Ministries.

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