Documentary: The murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom

This little documentary was done a while ago, but it is very good and gives the basics of the case and things that have happened since.

Verdict being read in the Vanessa Coleman torture-murder trial

OK, it is what I expected. She has been found not guilty for all charges concerning Chris Newsom, but guilty of facilitation of murder for all charges with Channon Christian. And a theft charge too (for the ForeRunner). So, I don’t believe she is facing the death penalty now. But I think she can spend the rest of her life in prison. Sad, but it looks like she and her lawyers are smiling and laughing about this at the defense table. They may believe she got off easy, but not really. She still has lots of guilty verdicts and will be in prison for a very long time. The judge CAN sentence her to consecutive sentences making it impossible for her to ever be a free person again.

Update: Channon Christian and Chris Newsom murders *George Thomas convicted; receives LWOP*

Channon Christian and Chris Newsom

Third down, one more (Vanessa Coleman) to go. I wish George Thomas had also received the death penalty. I have a feeling that Vanessa may get convicted, but she won’t get the death penalty either. But at least George Thomas will never be in the free world again.

Jury picked to hear George Thomas’ double murder trial
George Thomas’ double murder trial, day 1
Update: Murder victims’ mothers testify in George Thomas trial
George Thomas’ double murder trial, day 2
George Thomas double murder trial, day 3
George Thomas double murder trial, day 4
George Thomas double murder trial, day 5
George Thomas double murder trial, day 6

George Thomas double murder trial, day 6
Third of four Christian-Newsom suspects convicted of first degree murder
JURY: George Thomas GUILTY of all charges
Man Declines Testimony At His Sentencing Hearing
3rd convict in Tenn. slayings gets life in prison
Jury gives George Thomas life without parole
Jury Sentences George Thomas To Life In Prison
Ky. man sent to prison after sentenced to life
Convict in Knoxville torture case moved to Nashville prison

George Thomas during his trial

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.

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 *Jury is now deliberating in the Letalvis Cobbins trial; VERDICT: GUILTY*

lcobbins in court
Letalvis Cobbins in court

Carjack/slaying trial, Day 5: Prosecution rests, jury could deliberate Saturday
Deliberations to begin Monday in couple’s kidnapping, rape, slaying
What to look for in Cobbins verdict
Cobbins trial day 6: Jurors will begin deliberations on Monday
Torture-slaying trial, Day 7: Jurors end deliberations today without verdict
LIVE BLOG: Jurors finish day with no verdict in Cobbins’ murder trial
Torture-slaying trial, Day 8: Jurors reach verdict
LIVE BLOG: Cobbins guilty of 1st deg. murder, most other counts; eligible for death penalty

Cobbins on the stand

Breaking News: Verdict in the Letalvis Cobbins trial: GUILTY of Felony Murder on many counts (so far most)

I am working right now on a post to cover the last few days, but the jury just came back, so I wanted to post this now.

Letalvis Cobbins

GUILTY! on both murders (but he has been found not guilty on some counts, but not the major ones)

Update: Channon Christian and Chris Newsom murders *Trial of Letalvis Cobbins begins*

Couple Slain
 Chris and Channon on New Years Eve 2006

I am currently watching this trial online and it breaks my heart to hear Channon’s best friend and her father testify. I will be watching this as much as possible, as this case is very important to me. I hope and pray that justice is served. All involved deserve worse than what the death penalty will give. These two young adults did not deserve what happened to them. The picture above is the cutest one of them that I have seen.

Live Feed of Trial
Diverse jury seated for Cobbins murder trial
Trial Underway in Racially Charged Carjacking, Rape and Murder of Knoxville Couple
Trial in rape, slaying of young TN couple begins
Defense: Cobbins ‘a coward’ but not a killer
Update: Childhood friends describe last time with Christian and Newsom
No love for defense during jury selection

Letalvis Cobbins
                   Letalvis Cobbins

Update: Christian-Newsom murder *State to seek death penalty*


Facing death penalty:

Letalvis Cobbins
Vanessa Coleman
Lemaricus Davidson
George Thomas

Another death penalty notice in Christian-Newsom slayings
Christian-Newsom Slayings: State to seek death for Davidson, Thomas
State will seek death penalty against Davidson, Thomas
4 carjacking suspects face death penalty
Judge denies change of venue for Boyd

Update: Channon Christian and Chris Newsome murders *New charges added to Eric Boyd*

Eric Boyd
George Thomas
Lemaricus Davidson
Letalvis Cobbins
Vanessa Coleman

Charge Against Accessory Suspect Beefed Up
New charge in double slaying
Christian – Newsom murder suspects’ attorneys in court
Boyd could get double prison sentence with new indictment
New charges filed against man accused of connection to double murders
Christian-Newsom Murder Trial: Why So Long Before Trial?

Eric Boyd

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