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"Punished" Spray Painted In Coleman Home Says Lawyer

(Family Photo)
Family photo of Sheri Coleman, 31, and her two children 11-year-old Garett and 9-year-old Gavin.

COLUMBIA, Ill. (CBS/AP) "Punished" and "whore paid," those are the messages spray-painted in red on the walls of the Coleman house, according to a lawyer representing Sheri Coleman's family, the News Democrat is reporting.

The revelations came after Sheri Coleman's brother Mario Weiss, her cousin, Enrico Mirabelli, and the attorney, Jack Carey, spent 45 minutes inside the Coleman home on Tuesday.

Hours earlier, Carey had filed a wrongful death suit against Christopher Coleman on behalf of Sheri Coleman's mother, Angela DeCicco, and Weiss.

Sheri Coleman and her two sons, Garett, 11, and Gavin, 9, were found strangled to death in their Columbia, Ill. home on May 5. Christopher Coleman, Sheri's husband and father to the boys, is being held on first-degree murder charges. He has pled not guilty.

Attorneys say the lawsuit is meant at least partly to keep Chris
Coleman from selling the home.

The lawyers separately were granted a temporary restraining order allowing Sheri Coleman's relatives access to the home, which they sought so the family could collect photos and other personal items.

ALSO ON THE CASE
On Friday, the News Democrat reported that Dr. Michael Baden, famed pathologist and star of the HBO program, "Autopsy: Postmortem with Dr. Baden" was asked by police to review material related to the triple murders.

  • Neil Katz

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