My name is Christopher Bernard Coleman and I am a 30 year old black man. I was born on
December 28, 1971 in Houston, Texas. I am currently on Texas Death Row, convicted for the crime of Capital Murder and sentenced
to death. I received the death sentence on June 6, 1997.
The crime I was accused,charged, convicted, and ultimatly sentenced to die for involved the murders of a
Columbian family, including a three year old child. There is no doubt that this was a brutal crime with the loss of an entire
family that left one survivor, the mother of the child. In total there were three deaths but four shooting victims.
This crime occured on December 14, 1995 in Houston, TX. I was arrested for this crime on December 29, 1995
in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. I was charged with Capital Murder along with two other individuals, Enrigue Mosquera and Derrick
Graham (one was a Columbian national and the other was African-American), who were arrested prior to my own arrest. Both of
these individuals were tried and given LIFE Sentences for this crime.
While investigating this crime, the police gathered evidence which led them to file arrest warrants on both
of the other individuals charged in this crime. After professing their innocence and then accusing each other, they finally
implicated me as the perpetrator of this violent act. An arrest warrent was then issued for me.