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Boyd sentenced to maximum (Channon Christian & Chris Newsom Murders)
Knoxville News ^ | Oct 16, 2008 | Jamie Satterfield

Posted on 10/17/2008 9:53:17 AM PDT by d-back

How?

It is that question, Hugh Newsom testified Wednesday, that he cries out every day since his son and his son’s girlfriend were slain in a carjacking turned torture slaying.

[snip]

U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan did not have an answer, but for the families of the slain couple he did serve up the dish they sought — the toughest penalty allowed by federal law for Eric Dewayne “E” Boyd, whom a jury concluded earlier this year helped hide out slaying suspect Lemaricus Davidson.

“The underlying crimes were unquestionably horrific in nature … and will long be felt by the families of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom as well as this community,” Varlan said in slapping Boyd with an 18-year prison term. “Clearly, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom touched many lives, especially young people.”

What Varlan did Wednesday was as bold as it is rare. Federal judges rarely impose maximum, consecutive sentencing.

[snip]

Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23, were carjacked from a Northwest Knoxville apartment complex in January 2007, held hostage inside a house on Chipman Street and then raped, beaten and tortured. Newsom was bound and shot execution style before his body was set afire. Christian was hog-tied and stuffed alive inside a trash can, where she slowly suffocated.

Davidson, his brother, a friend and his brother’s girlfriend are charged in Knox County Criminal Court with those slayings. Boyd was convicted as an accessory in federal court.

[snip]

Boyd proclaimed his innocence. “I did not do none of this, man,” he told Varlan. . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at m.knoxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: channonchristian; chrisnewsom; holderspeople; knoxville
The hate crime the media won't cover.

College kids Channon & Chris were carjacked by four thugs; Chris was raped prison-style in front of Channon; then had his genitals cut off; then was shot to death. Channon was raped and tortured for two days; had Drano poured in her orifices while still alive; had her breasts cut off; and was put in a garbage bag to suffocate to death. Victims white, perps black.

Compare media outrage over these Knoxville murders with "outrage" over the Duke Lacrosse case.

Tawana Brawley and Matthew Shepard are famous. Ever hear of Channon & Chris?

1 posted on 10/17/2008 9:53:18 AM PDT by d-back
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To: d-back

If this case doesn’t show the incredible media bias on race then nothing else will.

They’re nothing but a bunch of cowards, the media and the politicians. We’ve lost the PR/fairness battle to the PC crowd and we see it manifest its ugly head in so many cases, including elections. Everything’s racist to the PCers and the more they get away with that, the worse they get.


2 posted on 10/17/2008 9:57:18 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (u)
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To: d-back
If it were not for the Internet no one would have heard of this case. The MSM never touched it. Imagine if the races were reversed - tell me they wouldn't be shouting this story from the rooftops. I can not recall a more horrify murder in recent years.
3 posted on 10/17/2008 9:58:20 AM PDT by warsaw44
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To: d-back

It seems to me that this sort of torture-murder is a staple of post-colonial civil wars in Africa.


4 posted on 10/17/2008 10:01:40 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: d-back

College kids Channon & Chris were carjacked by four thugs; Chris was raped prison-style in front of Channon; then had his genitals cut off; then was shot to death. Channon was raped and tortured for two days; had Drano poured in her orifices while still alive; had her breasts cut off; and was put in a garbage bag to suffocate to death. Victims white, perps black.

The MSM would say by covering it they would be adding to a stereotype of blacks. I wonder, how’d we get to a place where this isn’t news?


5 posted on 10/17/2008 10:09:51 AM PDT by dellbabe68
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To: d-back

Horrendous.Vile.Disgusting.
These adjectives don’t begin to scratch the surface.
I sure didn’t hear about it from the MSM. I get all my news from either Drudge or FR.
There’s a special place in the tenth level of Hell for these guys.


6 posted on 10/17/2008 10:09:53 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Sarah...it's all up to you,girlfriend!)
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To: d-back

Tawana Brawley - to whom nothing happened. And Matthew Shepard, who was beaten up by a couple of drunks he had irritated in a bar.

I’m glad this thug is going away for awhile. I remember that the cretin who ran into a man on the street and had him stuck in her windshield for several days invited her friends to come see him. One of them actually did have some decency and reported the crime. The others, like this thug, seem to have regarded it as just another day in the hood.


7 posted on 10/17/2008 10:10:27 AM PDT by livius
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To: warsaw44

There would be a fleet of satellite trucks outside the courthouse.


8 posted on 10/17/2008 10:10:49 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: d-back

“Tawana Brawley and Matthew Shepard are famous. Ever hear of Channon & Chris?”

More recently, look at the so-called Jena 6. Why did that get so much attention? Thousands of people marching on the town is why. Squeaky wheel gets the grease, but political correctness prevents squeaking in this case. Kind of like the ‘Asian youth’ syndrome in UK. Can’t offend the perps by being offended by the perps. It would be racist, don’t ya know? Frankly, as long as they fry the b@stards that did it, there’s not much more to do.


9 posted on 10/17/2008 10:18:06 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Savages


10 posted on 10/17/2008 10:18:44 AM PDT by SubmarineNuke (To the Sea I shall return)
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To: All

Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

11 posted on 10/17/2008 10:22:15 AM PDT by d-back
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To: d-back

I would gladly volunteer to be the state’s official torturer for such people.

When the thugs define what they believe is reasonable torture to innocents, we have the ability to define that as their reasonable punishment for the instigators.

I won’t even ask to be paid.


12 posted on 10/17/2008 10:25:32 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (The LA Times, 10/6/08, was told to cut "75 editorial positions." How many are needed for 2 pages?)
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To: d-back

Per both victims families, there was no mutilation of the bodies as you described. It was a terrible crime, true, but trying to whip up the populace by propagating inaccurate information is no good. People should be horrified enough by what did happen.


13 posted on 10/17/2008 10:33:12 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (They're illegal aliens, not immigrants - there is a difference!)
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To: ConservativeMind

“When the thugs define what they believe is reasonable torture to innocents, we have the ability to define that as their reasonable punishment for the instigators.”

Sadly, I agree.

I volunteer for the second shift.


14 posted on 10/17/2008 10:35:44 AM PDT by woollyone ("When the tide is low, even a shrimp has its own puddle." - Vance Havner)
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To: Tennessee_Bob; All
You say: "Per both victims families, there was no mutilation of the bodies as you described."

Cite, please. As for what I related about mutilation, just Google the victim's names. Every report contains those facts.

Guess this story is too hot for Free Republic, too. It's been relegated to "Chat."

15 posted on 10/17/2008 10:38:09 AM PDT by d-back
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To: Tennessee_Bob

So, breasts and testicles weren’t cut off, and her vagina wasn’t disinegrated from Drano?


16 posted on 10/17/2008 10:43:49 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (The LA Times, 10/6/08, was told to cut "75 editorial positions." How many are needed for 2 pages?)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

The next time Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson throws the race card to cover the facts up with blacktop, they should be choked with it..


17 posted on 10/17/2008 10:49:16 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: livius
"And Matthew Shepard, who was beaten up by a couple of drunks he had irritated in a bar."

Beaten up to such point that he died.

18 posted on 10/17/2008 10:53:36 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Per the medical examiner, these things did happen, and he recovered that evidence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channon_Christian

What alternate universe do you live in? You disgust me.


19 posted on 10/17/2008 10:53:49 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (The LA Times, 10/6/08, was told to cut "75 editorial positions." How many are needed for 2 pages?)
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To: ConservativeMind

Sorry to disgust you. I was going by what the families had said here on local television. I guess it’s possible they were lying about it.


20 posted on 10/17/2008 10:59:18 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (They're illegal aliens, not immigrants - there is a difference!)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Think about it. If you were a father of someone who had these things happen, wouldn't you want to try to imagine something bad didn't happen?

These perps were given their sentences based on evidence that every news source corroborates, as does the government, judges, and juries involved.

We try to shelter the memories of those we hold dear. However, we need to mete punishment based upon what actually happened.

And, we need to perpetuate the truth of the issue, not the comforting dreams.

Get real. You are saying grotesque things didn't happen and that the article "whip[ed] up the populace by propagating inaccurate information..." You, sir, are the one with inaccurate information.

21 posted on 10/17/2008 11:06:33 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (The LA Times, 10/6/08, was told to cut "75 editorial positions." How many are needed for 2 pages?)
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To: All; Admin Moderator
I posted this article about one hour ago.

There have been over 700 views and about 20 posts.

The article is not a vanity.

It's a legitimate breaking news story from a reputable site about a judge's sentence, issued yesterday, in a horrific murder case in Tennessee. Culturally, it is relevant to the way the media covers stories, and it tends to invite contemplation over the way the media selectively chooses when to play the "race" card.

Yet the post has been sent to "Chat," alongside UFO stories and the "Word of the Day." It strikes me that this post is as newsworthy as San Fran's banning of wood burning stoves and Jeb Bush's view of the movie "W", two posts in News/Activism.

I respectfully ask the Admin Moderator to send the post back to News/Activism.

22 posted on 10/17/2008 11:14:18 AM PDT by d-back
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To: Mila

Matthew Shepard was a meth head and meth dealer who was picked up by two other meth heads and beaten to death because that is what meth heads do.

His death had nothing to do at all with his sexual proclivities.


23 posted on 10/17/2008 11:14:58 AM PDT by slnk_rules
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To: ConservativeMind
Quote it from that link for me, please? Quote where it talks about reports of body parts being cut off are true.

Do you mean this part? "This criticism was also fueled by erroneous early reports of dismemberment and mutilations."

What about this part? "Some commentators have disagreed, notably including white nationalist Hal Turner, claiming that such a crime would include a motive of racial hate. This viewpoint was also repeated, along with erroneous rumors about the crime, in some conservative-leaning media, including blogger Michelle Malkin on Fox News's O'Reilly Factor program."

If you want to side with a white nationalist and his ilk, go ahead. Why don't you help them out? Add on some acts of cannibalism as well - maybe make them Satan worshippers while you're at it. Let's whip up a full scale riot, burn down the jail, all that good stuff. Or we could let the justice system do what it's supposed to do. One has been convicted. One down, four to go.

And I disgust you.

24 posted on 10/17/2008 11:42:06 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (They're illegal aliens, not immigrants - there is a difference!)
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To: d-back

BTTT


25 posted on 10/17/2008 11:44:59 AM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: Mila

Yes, but my point was that they didn’t even know he was gay, which was what all the clamor was originally about. They were drunken thugs, and he certainly wasn’t the only person ever to have been killed by a bunch of drunks after a night at the bar.


26 posted on 10/17/2008 12:06:19 PM PDT by livius
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Do you have links to this? I have not head anything of this sort. Thanks in advance.
Were they both raped?


27 posted on 10/17/2008 12:07:06 PM PDT by dellbabe68
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To: Tennessee_Bob
"Christian's death would come only after hours of sexual torture, medical examiner Mileusnic-Polchan testified. Christian suffered horrific injuries to her vagina, anus and mouth. She was not only raped but savaged with "an object," the doctor testified. She was beaten in the head. Some type of chemical was poured down her throat, and her body, including her bleeding and battered genital area, likely scrubbed with the same solution - all while Christian was alive, the forensic expert said."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channon_Christian

From Snopes:

Newsom/Christian Murders

Claim:   E-mail describes the brutal rapes and murders of Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian.

Status:   True.

Example:   [Collected on the Internet, April 2007]

OK, so let's create a level playing field here. I have not even heard of this on CBS, ABC, NBC or any of the cable news services, even FOX NEWS. OR in any of the Newsrags or other publications. Read this and weep.

Bet you $20 you did not hear this on the national news.


The animals pictured below car-jacked, then 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.


Where be the Revs Al and Jesse? Are they providing counsel and help to the families of the 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.

Origins:   On 6 January 2007, Knoxville, Tennessee, residents Christopher Newsom, Jr., 23, and Channon Christian, 21, went out for a dinner date at a local restaurant, then headed to a friend's house to watch a movie. They never came back.

When the couple had failed to return by the following morning, their parents notified police. Christopher Newsom's body was found near some railroad tracks in East Knoxville that afternoon, but Channon Christian remained missing. A trace run on Christian's cell phone helped authorities locate her abandoned vehicle the next day, and fingerprints raised from an envelope inside the automobile led police to the residence of 25-year-old Lemaricus Devall "Slim" Davidson, where they discovered Christian's body stashed inside a large trash can and covered with sheets.

The details of the crime as they emerged in the press were horrific (albeit somewhat sensationalized). News account said that carjackers had taken Christian's vehicle at gunpoint, bound and blindfolded the couple, and transported them to Davidson's residence. At that location, Newsom was raped (in front of Christian) by multiple assailants,
his penis was cut off, he was shot multiple times, his body was set on fire, and, finally, his corpse was taken away and dumped alongside railroad tracks. With Newsom out of the way, the perpetrators next focused their depravity on Christian. Over the ensuing two days, they beat her, gang-raped her, urinated upon her, cut off one of her breasts (while she was still alive), and poured bleach down her throat. As with Newsom, they finished up by shooting her multiple times and setting her body on fire, but instead of dumping her corpse elsewhere, they wrapped it in a blanket and stuffed it into a trash can which was left inside the residence.

(This preceding paragraph is the version of the crime initially presented on the Internet and in press accounts. Subsequent reports have contradicted many of these details, chiefly that neither Newsom nor Christian was mutilated as described, and that the perpetrators murdered Christian within a day of the kidnapping [rather than holding her captive for several days], poured cleaning solution into her mouth post-mortem to eliminate DNA evidence [rather than as a form of torture], and killed her by binding her inside several plastic garbage bags and leaving her to suffocate [but did not shoot her or set her body on fire as they did with Newsom]).


There are still multiple stories out there, but the Drano did happen.

28 posted on 10/17/2008 12:10:48 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (The LA Times, 10/6/08, was told to cut "75 editorial positions." How many are needed for 2 pages?)
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To: ConservativeMind
Read the last paragraph of the Snopes article.

Subsequent reports have contradicted many of these details, chiefly that neither Newsom nor Christian was mutilated as described, and that the perpetrators murdered Christian within a day of the kidnapping [rather than holding her captive for several days], poured cleaning solution into her mouth post-mortem to eliminate DNA evidence [rather than as a form of torture], and killed her by binding her inside several plastic garbage bags and leaving her to suffocate [but did not shoot her or set her body on fire as they did with Newsom]).

29 posted on 10/17/2008 12:22:59 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (They're illegal aliens, not immigrants - there is a difference!)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

I included that precisely to show you there are multiple accounts still out there.

That’s my comment on the last line of the post. Please re-read.


30 posted on 10/17/2008 12:24:15 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (The LA Times, 10/6/08, was told to cut "75 editorial positions." How many are needed for 2 pages?)
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To: Tennessee_Bob; All
Re your post: I have nothing but contempt for white supremacists, but I'll gladly be joined with "ilk" like Michelle Malkin.

Don't know why the torture angle is giving you vapors, Tennessee Bob, but it happened. As the Knoxville News reported on Feb. 15, 2008, when Tennessee gave notice of its intent to seek the death penalty in the Channon Christian-Chris Newsom murders: "The notice [of intention to seek death penalty] cites that both murders "involved torture or serious physical abuse beyond that necessary to produce death," and that Coleman "knowingly mutilated the body of Chris Newsome (sic) after death."

Here's the link: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/feb/15/another-death-penalty-notice/?printer=1/

Did the media spare any details in the Brawley hoax (smeared with feces)? The Abner Louima police brutality case (plunger in the anus)? So why should we hide the gruesome details about the murders?

And just who are you worried about offending, the murderers? Oh sure, the murderers might say, we killed that girl and her boyfriend after raping them, but we didn't urinate on their bodies (as reported), cut off his genitals and her breast (as reported), or put Drano in her three orifices to cover our DNA (as reported)--and it's SICK and UNFAIR for you to say we did!

Cry me a river. Even on Free Republic, these poor dead kids can't catch a break. Their story is "Chat," and the gruesome details are "whipping up a riot" according to Tennessee Bob. Methinks your indignation is sorely misplaced.

31 posted on 10/17/2008 12:43:18 PM PDT by d-back
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To: d-back

Amen to all that, d-back.


32 posted on 10/17/2008 2:13:49 PM PDT by dellbabe68
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To: d-back

“Ever hear of Channon & Chris?”

In the MSM? Nope.

On Conservative websites? Yep.


33 posted on 10/17/2008 2:37:36 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (GO SOX! Squish the Fish!)
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To: d-back

BTTT


35 posted on 10/18/2008 7:48:54 AM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Per both victims families, there was no mutilation of the bodies as you described. It was a terrible crime, true, but trying to whip up the populace by propagating inaccurate information is no good. People should be horrified enough by what did happen.

Are you serious, ignorant of the facts, or something else, please explain.


36 posted on 08/17/2009 9:19:05 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen (What do the joker and the Kenyan have in common. The answer is not apparent.)
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To: 2ndClassCitizen

Wow - from a thread almost a year ago.

I was going by the interviews with the parents on the local news. I guess I should have dug deeper than that. So, what information do you have? Were you in on the autopsy or what?


37 posted on 08/17/2009 10:43:24 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Sorry if I got on an old thread.

No, autopsies are not my thing. Really gross.


38 posted on 08/17/2009 6:05:17 PM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen (Only whites are racist!)
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