Chris Coleman is an innocent man, at least until a jury decides otherwise. But it’s not looking good for him. The 32-year old has been arrested in the triple-slaying of his wife and two sons. Prosecutors say the evidence against Coleman is overwhelming.
Popular TV Evangelist Joyce Meyer is likely combating a mega-migraine as a result.
Coleman worked on Meyer’s security staff. Meyer is probably longing for the day when her worst nightmare was an investigation by Senator Grassley into financial misconduct. The Better Business Bureau maintains that Meyer’s ministry violates the standard for Charitable Accountability.
Not that Meyer is in any way responsible for the deaths of 31-year-old Sheri Coleman or her sons Garrett, 11, and Gavin, 9.
Well not in any major way, except, it appears that her policy prohibiting any staff members from being divorced may have given Coleman the impetus he was looking for, if he did indeed strangle his wife and two boys as charged. Police Chief Joe Edwards said Joyce Meyers confirmed no employee can be divorced.
Coleman did, in fact, resign the week before his arrest after an internal investigation by the ministry found that he failed to follow ministry policy. News reports didn’t identify the nature of the policy he failed to follow but a good guess might be that it had something to do with infidelity.
Seems Coleman had been carrying on with one of Sheri Coleman’s closest gal pals, Tara Lintz, of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Chris Coleman is an innocent man — even he says so. But the evidence against him, well, that’s another matter.
There’s this matter of the affair.
And the threatening notes, at least one of which was sent from his work laptop at Joyce Meyer Ministries. Notes designed to make it look like somebody was upset at Sheri Coleman for all the work she did on behalf of Meyer Ministries:
“(Expletive)! Deny your God publicly or else! No more opportunities. Time is running out for you and your family.”
That threat, dated Jan. 1, referred to someone traveling to Asia, but doesn’t refer to anyone by name. Sheri Coleman participated in missionary trips to southeast Asia, including Cambodia. “Have a good time in India (expletive)!”
The second letter, again to Sheri Coleman, was dated April 27, 2009:
“I am giving you the last warning! You have not listened to me and you have not changed your ways. I have warned you to stop traveling and stop carrying on with this fake religious life of stealing people’s money. ”
The note also referred to some unnamed woman. Possibly Meyer?
“You think you are so special to do what you do protecting or think you are protecting her. She is a b*tch and not worth doing it. Stop today or else. I know your schedule. … This is my last warning. Your worst nightmare is about to happen!”
Coleman had reportedly told his girlfriend that he was going to serve Sheri with divorce papers on the same day her body and that of her sons were found dead in their beds. Obscene messages were spray-painted in red throughout the house.
Good thing Meyer doesn’t implement such a policy about divorce when it comes to accepting donations to her ministry, heh? Given this country’s divorce rate, Meyer would stand to lose an estimated half of her annual $100 million income.