Coleman, who was on parole at the time of the fire, also faces four arson-related charges: three aggravated arson charges that carry terms of six to 30 years in prison and one residential arson charge that carries a sentence of four to 15 years.
He remains in Whiteside County jail on $1 million bond. His next hearing is June 9.
On Jan. 24, Judge Trish Senneff told attorneys that there would be no more continuances, but Coleman’s public defender, Jennifer Kelly, was appointed an associate judge in the 14th Judicial Circuit on Feb. 9.
Assistant Public Defender Dana McCormick was appointed April 21 to take her place, and Senneff agreed to the June 9 motion hearing, filed by the defense, seeking to allow Coleman to be given copies of redacted discovery documents.