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Attorney mulling venue change in triple slayings

WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) -- An attorney for a Metro East man accused of strangling his wife and their two sons says he's still weighing whether to have the trial moved elsewhere in Illinois.

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But Art Margulis is wondering exactly where the right setting might be, given publicity on some national cable television talk shows.

Margulis addressed that issue after attending a Monroe County coroner's inquest Friday in Waterloo. That's where Christopher Coleman remains jailed on first-degree murder charges. He's pleaded not guilty.

During the inquest, Coroner Julie Gummersheimer said lab tests showed no drugs or alcohol in the victims' bodies. The jury ruled the deaths homicides.

Autopsies already had revealed the victims were strangled with some type of ligature.

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