Update: Channon Christian and Chris Newsom murders *Lemaricus Davidson sentenced to death!*

Couple Slain

I will do a real update this weekend, but I just want to announce that Lemaricus Davidson was sentenced to death today. JUSTICE SERVED today! The jury recommended death for all 4 counts of homicide. Funny thing, as with the Cobbins sentencing hearing, those who came to *defend* Davidson, left yesterday and were not there today. That is very telling indeed!

Lemaricus Davidson has been transferred to Riverbend Maximum Security Institution this evening and is now on death row.


Not around much for the next few days

Well, today started out great with the conviction of Lemaricus Davidson.  Then, my mom passed away.  We knew it was coming, but it hit me very hard today when it happened.  And I did not make it to the hospital in time either, so I am feeling horrible.  So, I do not think I will be posting much for the next few days.  I have a migraine, so all of this is taking it’s toll lately.  So, I am not abandoning you guys!  Just trying to deal!


just a note: Since I confused someone, I thought I better clarify something.  It is my stepmom who died yesterday.  But I do not think of her as a stepmom, but as my mom.  She loved me unconditionally and I felt the same.  So, I have had 2 moms.  Sorry to confuse!

Update: Channon Christian and Chris Newsom murders: GUILTY of felony murders for both victims!

Couple Slain
Channon Christian and Chris Newsom


The jury foreman is reading the verdict right now and so far he has been found guilty on all charges. There are I believe 46 charges, and they are only on 16, so far, all guilty! I will update this afternoon. I believe he is death penalty bound at this point.

davidson during trial
Lemaricus Davidson during the trial

Update: Channon Christian and Chris Newsom murders *Trial of Lemaricus Davidson; Day 8 – Verdict Watch*

davidson during trial
Lemaricus Davidson during his trial

I am sorry I have not been updating this everyday. I have watched the entire trial and it was very interesting. I thought the Prosecution put on a good case, especially closing arguments. I do not think the Defense did well, but probably the best they could with what they had to work with. In my opinion, one of their witnesses (can’t remember her name) lied. Plain and simple. Her story does not sit well for me. She said she saw Chris and Channon at the Exxon and they were begging for gas money, even though Chris had just withdrawn $100 from his bank account and both of them had money in their individual accounts. The defense also tried to vilify the victims, which they should know does not bode well with juries. And no way did the jury believe them. It was outrageous. Even insinuating at one time that maybe the rape of Channon was consensual sex (not said in those words, mind you). When the medical examiner had to identify photos of the victims injuries, several jurors cried and one held her hand over her mouth. The photos were not shown on camera, but I can only imagine how bad they were from the descriptions. The jury has the case now and I am hoping they will be back with GUILTY verdicts this afternoon. Right now, my thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones. This had to have been so hard on them. It is outrageous that they had to defend their children on the stand, but that is what the defense made them do. But now, may justice be served.

First day of Davidson trial over
Lemaricus Davidson trial, day 2
Lemaricus Davidson trial, day 3
Lemaricus Davidson trial, day 4
Lemaricus Davidson trial, day 5
Davidson’s decision deadline is Monday
Prosecution;”What we want is justice for those kids” (Fitzgerald’s closing arguments were overwhelming; left me crying and more determined to want justice done)
Closing arguments to continue Tue ahead of jury deliberations
Jury begins deliberations in Davidson trial
Jury gets Davidson case

Milton and Ruby McClendon murders 10/19/2009 Hammond, IN *Victims found shot to death in Forest Preserve; 2 teens, Reo Jonta Thompson and Gregory Brooks Jr. have been arrested*

Milton and Ruby McClendon with son Garrard

CLTV Host’s Parents Found Dead In Forest Preserve
Police Probe Murders Of CLTV Host’s Parents
Parents of Chicago TV Host Garrard McClendon Found Shot to Death in Forest
2 Questioned In Murder Of Elderly Couple: Source
Son Forgives Parents’ Killers; Suspects Questioned
2 suspects questioned in McClendon slayings
2 Teens Face Charges In McClendon Family Murders
McClendon slayings: Criminal charges to be discussed

Gamaliel Toscano murder 10/23/2009 Chicago, IL *17 year old student shot multiple times on his way home from school*

Gamaliel Toscano
Gamaliel Toscano

CPS Student Fatally Shot In Back Of The Yards
10th-grader slain walking home from school
Teen killed near his school
CPS student fatally shot
Friends: Quarrel may have led to shooting

Marvin Sidwell murder 10/25/2009 Orem, UT *Brother-in-law, Stephen Edward Strate, arrested for his shooting death*

Stephen Strate mug
Stephen Edward Strate

Man arrested for murder of his brother-in-law
Man shot dead in Orem; brother-in-law arrested
Orem man shot, killed; brother-in-law is arrested
Man shot in Orem
Utah County Jail Inmate Information: Stephen Edward Strate

Arrested: 10/25/2009
Booked: 10/25/2009 6:06:21PM
Booking No: 236320
Status: A
Arrest Agency: OREM PD
Height: 600
Address: OREM, UT 84097
Weight: 200
DOB: 02/1955
Eyes: BRO
Birth Place:
Hair: BRO
Sex: M

Total Charges: 1
Release Type Released To Court: DST
Bail: $0.00 N
ChargeStatus: OTN: CG 18266478

Update: Missing child Elizabeth Olten’s body has been found; *juvenile person of interest in custody*

Elizabeth Olten

Body of Missing Missouri Girl, 9, Found in Woods
Body of missing Missouri girl found; juvenile in custody
Missing Girl’s Body Found

Missing Child: Elizabeth Olten since 10/21/2009 from St. Martins, MO *9 year old Elizabeth disappeared on her way home from a friend’s house*

              Elizabeth Olten

Elizabeth Olten Is Missing(Another great post by the Demon!)
Missouri Girl, 9, Vanishes After Leaving Friend’s House
MO girl, 9, missing in Cole County
Elizabeth Olten Missing; 9-Year-Old Disappears in Cole County, Missouri
Missing Girl Search: Called Off For the Night
Search Continues for St. Martins Girl
AT&T helping in search for missing girl
Authorities Search For Missing Girl

Update: Body confirmed to be Somer Thompson *Jarred Harrell charged with her murder*

Somer Thompson2
Somer Thompson

News Archive: Somer Thompson murder
Florida Police Confirm Body in Landfill Is That of Missing Girl
Body Found in Dump Matches Somer Thompson Birthmark, Clothing
Somer’s Body Identified, Search for Killer Begins
Sources: Suspect Charged in Connection to Somer Thompson Case

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