Accused murderer Chris Coleman's house sold at auction

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KMOV.com

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 7:51 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 22 at 10:52 AM

WATERLOO, Ill. (AP/KMOV) -- The Columbia, Illinois home where a mother and her two young sons were found strangled a year ago was sold at a auction Tuesday.

The foreclosure sale took about 30 seconds in Monroe County for the Columbia home where Sheri Coleman and her sons were killed. Only members of the media, home trustee, and some people who wanted to watch the auction showed up.

Wells Fargo Bank brought the home for a minimum bid of about $256,000. 

Coleman's husband awaits trial in October in the killings. Christopher Coleman has pleaded not guilty, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

The couple bought the home in 2005 for $212,000. Wells Fargo Bank holds the mortgage and says Coleman owes roughly $230,000, plus interest. By Illinois law, the house must be sold "as is" -- meaning prospective buyers don't get a chance to inspect it.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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