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COPY-Inquest planned in slayings of mother, 2 sons

Associated Press - June 22, 2009 3:14 PM ET

WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) - A coroner's inquest will be held after all in the southwestern Illinois slayings of a Columbia mother and her two sons.

Monroe County Coroner Julie Gummersheimer initially decided not to have a coroner's jury hear the case involving Sheri Coleman and the boys.

But Gummersheimer says she reconsidered after discussing the matter with investigators and the prosecutor's office. The inquest will be held July 10 in Waterloo.

Christopher Coleman is charged in the May slayings of his wife and their two children.

He has pleaded not guilty and has been ordered to stand trial. He remained jailed Monday without bond.

Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com

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