An appeal to common sense

February 11, 2014 

Christopher Coleman is looking for a loophole, any loophole, to overturn his murder conviction for the 2009 killings of his wife and two sons.

He's not claiming that the evidence about him having an affair with his wife's friend is wrong. No, his complaint is that too much evidence was presented. The appeal argues that photos and videos of Coleman and his lover may have prejudiced jurors due to their "lurid and disgusting character."

Jurors deserved to get the complete picture of Coleman, and Coleman helped supply it by making those explicit photos and videos. How is that reason to overturn his murder conviction?

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