Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Why did a Christian security guard kill his wife and kids? To marry his mistress
Thats his mistress on the top. Notice the cross she's wearing. Then his wife and kids on the next picture. So saddening.
The bodyguard of high-profile televangelist Joyce Meyer has gone on trial accused of strangling his wife and two young sons so he could marry his mistress.
Prosecutors claim Christopher Coleman, 34, feared he would lose his $100,000-a-year job if he split from his wife.
But his lover, Tara Lintz, revealed to a court in Illinois he had promised he would serve divorce papers on May 5, 2009 - the same day his family were found murdered in their beds.
Earlier, the jury had been shown explicit photos and messages sent between the pair, including a video of Coleman masturbating which he sent to Miss Lintz. They had also filmed a sex tape in Hawaii.
The much-anticipated trial opened last week, two years after Coleman was arrested for allegedly strangling his wife Sheri, 31, and his sons Garett, 11 and Gavin, nine, at their picture-perfect house in Waterloo.
He allegedly spent six months plotting the brutal murder, shortly after beginning an affair with Miss Lintz - a childhood friend of his wife - in November 2008. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Police found a Word document on Coleman's personal computer which included the line: '11/5/08 the day Tara changed my life'.
It also listed personal details about Miss Lintz, who works as a cocktail waitress in Florida, including her measurements, ring size and sexual preference.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383199/Christopher-Coleman-trial-strangling-wife-sons-marry-mistress.html#ixzz1LLY8cd7X