CHICAGO, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Antonio M. Romanucci, a partner in the Chicago injury law firm of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, has joined with co-counsel Jack C. Carey, of Law Office of Jack C. Carey, of Belleville, Ill., in filing a wrongful death lawsuit (docket no. 11 L 14) in the Circuit Court of Monroe County against Joyce Meyer Ministries for its failure to recognize that accused family murderer Christopher Coleman was a threat to his wife and two sons.
Romanucci and Carey will be available to meet with members of the media on the steps of the Monroe County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St., Waterloo, Illinois, Wednesday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m.
Christopher Coleman, 33, is on trial for the strangulation murder of his wife Sheri Coleman, 31, and sons Garett, 11, and Gavin, 9. Coleman worked as the security chief at Joyce Meyer Ministries based in Jefferson County and sought marital counseling from his own employer. The lawsuit claims that the Ministries should have known Coleman was a threat to his family because he was sending threatening messages to his family from his employee issued laptop computer and cell phone. He was also travelling extensively for his job and was being accompanied by a woman not his wife with the knowledge of the Ministries. Coleman was having an extramarital affair with this woman who was his wife's friend, and he wanted a divorce from his wife. He developed a ruse through the Ministries to murder his family so that he could be with his girlfriend permanently.
"This tragic murder would have been preventable if Joyce Meyer Ministries had responded to the threats and the extramarital affair and warned Sheri appropriately," said Romanucci. "As a result, the surviving kin, including Sheri Coleman's mother, Angela DeCicco, and other close family members, have been permanently deprived of their love, companionship, society, support, guidance and affection during and for the remainder of their lives, and have incurred and become liable for large sums of money in funeral and burial expenses."
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, is located at 33 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60602, contact www.rblaw.net. Jack C. Carey's law office is located at 23 S. First St., in Belleville, IL 62220.
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