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Postby Onenutkruker » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:14 pm

You gotta love how media loves to run with a story. I just heard of this gruesome murder today:




The pictured above raped Christopher Newsom, cut off his penis, then set him on fire and fatally shot him several times while they forced his girlfriend, Channon Christian, to watch. An even more cruel fate awaited her!

Channon Christian, was beaten and gang-raped in many ways for four days by all of them, while they took turns urinating on her. Then they cut off her breast and put chemicals in her mouth ... and then murdered her.

Dozens of New Charges in Double Murder Case Announced Posted: 5:05 PM Feb 1, 2007. Last Updated: 11:40 AM Feb 8, 2007. Reporter: Whitney Daniel, WVLT Staff

Knoxville (WVLT) - The District Attorney General of Knox County announced the list of charges facing now five suspects in the double murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

The District Attorney General Randy Nichols is not saying whether or not he will seek the death penalty, but he does say the state will seek conviction for all charges filed in a 24-page indictment from the Knox County Grand Jury.

Lemaricus Davidson, 25, faces a total of 46 charges. Davidson was indicted on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, 2 counts premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 2 counts especially aggravated robberies from Christian and Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom, and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.

Letalvis Cobbins, 24, faces a total of 46 charges. Cobbins was indicted on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, 2 counts premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 2 counts especially aggravated robberies from Christian and Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom, and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.

George Thomas, 24, faces a total of 46 charges. Thomas was indicted on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, 2 counts premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 2 counts especially aggravated robberies from Christian and Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom, and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.

Just last night, police in Lebanon, Kentucky, arrested 18-year-old Vanessa Coleman. She faces 40 Tennessee state charges. Coleman was indicted on 12 counts Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, 1 count Premeditated Murder of Christian only, 1 count Especially Aggravated Robbery of Newsom only, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts of aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom and 2 Counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.

Eric Boyd, 24, also arrested in connection with the fatal carjacking, only faces federal charges as an accessory after the fact. He was not indicted by Knox county grand jury.

Felony Murder carries a possibility of death, life without the possibility of parole and life with parole. Especially Aggravated Robbery is a Class A felony that carries a possibility of 15 to 60 years in prison. Aggravated Rape is a Class A felony that carries a possibility of 15 to 60 years of prison.

At a news conference Thursday, Nichols commended the cooperative efforts between several departments and credits that cooperation for the fast pace this case is moving through the court system.

Nichols says he hopes to move the case to trial on the first day it's set.

The four are expected to make their first court appearance within ten to fifteen days.

This is certainly a case garnering a lot of public interest, Nichols recognizes that and says he expects all kinds of requests filed in this case, including a change of venue in order to receive a fair trial. But he says he does hope 12 Knox County jurors will be able to determine the guilt or innocence of these suspects.



Where are the Revs Al and Jesse? Are they providing counsel and help to the families of these victims?

Of course not - the victims were WHITE!

Why hasn't this received National coverage by the news media like the Duke "rape" case?

Oh, that's right - the victims were WHITE!

Why hasn't the NAACP, ACLU, New York Times etc., called for an investigation?

Must be cause the victims were WHITE!

Why hasn't the FBI been called in to investigate this as a hate crime?

Oh, that's right - the victims were WHITE!
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Postby J35J » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:16 pm

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Postby knapplc » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:18 pm

Where did you find this story? Email? :-?

Got a link?
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Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:21 pm

J35J wrote:8-o


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Postby Simulacrum » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:22 pm

here

Just cut/pasted one of the lines of the story into Google.. get with the times, Knapp. ;-7

This is terrible, terrible stuff. :,-(
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Postby roninmedia » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:23 pm

8-o . What a horrible crime.

Man, I know statistics say the violent crime rate is going down. Maybe it is the new media that helps get these stories out faster. But these stories make you realize there really are so many bad people in the world doing bad things.
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Postby knapplc » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:24 pm

Simulacrum wrote:here

Just cut/pasted one of the lines of the story into Google.. get with the times, Knapp. ;-7

This is terrible, terrible stuff. :,-(


Yeah, yeah, I just googled it myself.
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Postby Old_Style » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:26 pm

8-o
What drives people to do things like this?
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Postby StlSluggers » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:32 pm

Old_Style wrote:8-o
What drives people to do things like this?

Seems it started as a carjacking. They probably got ideas after that.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:34 pm

Wow, that's just disgusting. :-P :-t
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