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Sins: The Coleman Family Murders


Early on the morning of May 5th 2009, on a suburban street in Columbia, Illinois, Detective Sergeant Justin Barlow was awoken by a panicked phone call from his neighbour Chris Coleman. Chris asked Detective Barlow to check on his wife and kids as he was rushing home from the gym and would be another few minutes. Detective Barlow knew that Chris had received threatening emails and letters before and so he called the Columbia police station to ask for assistance performing a welfare check on Sheri Coleman in the house across the street. When the officers arrived the scene that were met with would lead to the case of their lives.


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  2. https://truecrimedaily.com/2018/04/26/head-of-security-for-religious-figure-convicted-of-murdering-wife-two-sons/

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