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Coleman’s brother resigns from Illinois prison job

CHESTER – The Illinois Department of Corrections said the brother of a convicted murderer has resigned his job as a state prison guard.

Corrections Department spokesman Tom Shaer told the Belleville News-Democrat that 35-year-old Brad Coleman of Chester has resigned. Coleman is the brother of Christopher Coleman, who is serving a life sentence for strangling his wife and children.

Brad Coleman had applied for a disability award claiming post-traumatic stress disorder. Brad Coleman said constant worrying about his brother caused him to have PTSD.

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