Jury selection underway in Perry Co. for triple murder case

PERRY COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Jury selection is underway in Perry County, Illinois for a murder trial that will take place in Monroe County.

The jury will hear the case against Christopher Coleman, 34, who is accused of strangling his wife and two sons in 2009.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will pick 12 jurors from a group of 300 residents from Perry County.

A judge ruled the jury would come from an outside county to limit exposure to media accounts of the trial.

That trial is slated to begin later this month.

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