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Trial Under Way in Racially Charged Carjacking, Rape and Murder of Knoxville Couple
Fox News ^ | 8/18/09 | Unknown

Posted on 08/19/2009 12:11:11 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Trial is under way in Knoxville for the first of four people charged in the kidnapping, rape and killing of a young couple more than two years ago.

As court convened Monday, the judge read each of the 38 counts against 26-year-old Letalvis Cobbins. His attorney, Scott Green, responded by entering pleas.

Green said his client pleaded guilty to five counts of facilitating robbery or theft in the carjacking that set the crimes into motion in 2007. He also pleaded guilty to one count of rape. To the remaining counts, Green responded "not guilty."

Cobbins — of Lebanon, Ky. — is also charged with murder and kidnapping in the killings of 23-year-old Christopher Newsom and his 21-year-old girlfriend Channon Christian.

When Christopher Newsom's bound, shot and burned body was identified the day after he was killed in 2007, authorities warned his mother the sight would be too gruesome for her to see.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: channonchristian; christian; christophernewsom; crime; diversity; hatecrime; holderspeople; letalvis; newsome; tennesee
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You can google the names Christopher Newsome and Channon Christian and find out the heinous things that these brutal savages did to them because Newsome and Christian were white. Notice how quiet the national media is on this vs. the dragging death of a black man in Texas.
1 posted on 08/19/2009 12:11:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I’m sure that this will be all over the TV tonite, as it has been since the incident occurred. /sarc


2 posted on 08/19/2009 12:13:10 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Blood of Tyrants

But it’s not a hate crime according to our racist AG Holder -

the victims must be black in order for that to apply.


3 posted on 08/19/2009 12:13:50 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

Before it is all over, the murderers will be the “victims”.


4 posted on 08/19/2009 12:14:33 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare: all the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The truly reprehensible part of this story IIRC is that they kept them alive, the girl for a day or two and multiple people outside of the group charged knew they were holding these kids and raping the girl and those folks SAID NOTHING. They didn't call the police, they didn't intervene, they didn't lift a hand. None of those folks are charged. Not a crime cause the victims were white. Now if the races were reversed in this story half the county would be under indictment.

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5 posted on 08/19/2009 12:14:47 PM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" or "come get some")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Immediate execution for all involved, PERIOD. This was a crime in which torture, sadism, rape, and ultimately murder were done without regard. These people are dogs, animals, vicious scum. They can serve no purpose. You give a mad dog a bullet because there’s nothing else that can be done. Do the same thing here.


6 posted on 08/19/2009 12:15:28 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Try them and then drag them into the street and string them up by the neck until they are dead. Then put a bullet through their brains. Then pour gas on them and burn them. Then bulldoze them into a sewerhole. Then send their remains to their momma.


7 posted on 08/19/2009 12:15:32 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: wastoute

The question is - are the people who are pushing this injustice INTENTIONALLY inciting a race war? Or are they simply trying to keep the racial tension high in order to keep their own gravytrain running?


8 posted on 08/19/2009 12:16:41 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
and while I'm at it, what took so long getting these "alleged" perps into a courtroom? Is the death penalty on the menu? If not, why?

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9 posted on 08/19/2009 12:17:18 PM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" or "come get some")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If these animals don’t get the death penalty there is no hope for this country.


10 posted on 08/19/2009 12:17:57 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“racially charged”

Nooooooooo. Not quite.

The dancing minstrels were something “racially charged”.

This is knocking on the door of race-based warfare by some.


11 posted on 08/19/2009 12:18:13 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Channon Christian and Hugh Newsom

12 posted on 08/19/2009 12:18:34 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Blood of Tyrants

One of many horrific crimes where “eye for an eye” justice should be applied.


13 posted on 08/19/2009 12:18:40 PM PDT by Recovering Hermit (I shot the rooster, the one that used'er, wake me up at four A.M....)
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To: MrB

From wikipedia:

According to news reports, Christian and Newsom had gone on a date at a local restaurant on Saturday, January 6, 2007, but did not return home. During their night out, the couple was “hijacked, bound and blindfolded and taken back to Lemaricus Devall ‘Slim’ Davidson’s rented house on Chipman Street.”[4]

Christian’s parents found her abandoned Toyota 4-Runner two blocks away from the Chipman Street house the following Monday with the help of her mobile phone provider. An envelope recovered from the vehicle yielded fingerprint evidence that led police to Lemaricus Davidson and 2316 Chipman Street. When police went to the address on Tuesday, January 9, they found the home unoccupied and Christian’s body in a trash can in the kitchen.

According to the testimony of the Knox County Acting Medical Examiner Dr. Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan at the subsequent trial of Eric Boyd, Newsom was repeatedly raped and then blindfolded, gagged, arms and feet bound and his head covered. Barefoot, he was either led or dragged outside the house to a set of nearby railroad tracks. He was shot in the back of the head, the neck, and the back, and his body then set on fire. 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,” possibly a broken chair leg, 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. She was then “hog-tied,” with curtains and strips of bedding, her face covered tightly with a small trash bag and her body stashed inside five large trash bags before being placed inside a large trash can and covered with sheets. Christian died slowly, suffocating, the medical examiner said.[5]


14 posted on 08/19/2009 12:19:07 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare: all the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Execution is too good for them. They deserve worse.


15 posted on 08/19/2009 12:21:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

unbelievable


16 posted on 08/19/2009 12:21:57 PM PDT by mikethevike
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To: MrB
But there is no evidence that it was a racially motivated hate crime. Evidently they were random murder victims of a randomly predatory sociopath who wasn't targeting his prey by skin color.

Even the victims' parents don't believe the motive was racial. From the article:

Police, prosecutors and the victims' families maintain that Newsom and Christian were not victims of a hate crime, rather victims of a carjacking that went terribly awry.

17 posted on 08/19/2009 12:22:41 PM PDT by leilani
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To: wastoute

I would guess that the lawyers held up the case for their own purposes.


18 posted on 08/19/2009 12:23:09 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare: all the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.)
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To: MrB
I think your question is more acurately, "Is the Brown Shirt Media ignoring this story to the purpose of infuriating white folks and precipitating a race war?" At least I take that to be your meaning.

I think we have to examine the Brown Shirt Media's dereliction on a number of issues, race being just one. They ignored murders in Nebraska or Kansas a few years back as well. Two (IIRC) "African-Americans" sodomized and murdered 4 kids (again IIRC one or two guys and 2 or 3 girls). One of the kids was shot in the head and lived to testify but I don't remember the outcome of the trial. The Brown Shirt Media did a coomplete blackout on that one as well.

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19 posted on 08/19/2009 12:23:24 PM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" or "come get some")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

These are not people but savages them and their families need removed from the gene pool before there are more of this spawn around.


20 posted on 08/19/2009 12:23:47 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: leilani

The test of whether it should be treated as a hate crime would be to present the evidence to a prosecutor with the races reversed.


21 posted on 08/19/2009 12:24:27 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: mikethevike

Google their names and read what those animals did to these two kids. You will be nauseated.


22 posted on 08/19/2009 12:24:49 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare: all the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Live Channel 6 Blog from a reporter in the courtroom.

http://www.wate.net/news/live-blog/cobbins-trial


23 posted on 08/19/2009 12:26:30 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Blood of Tyrants

here’s how the AP spins it:
“The case is racially charged — the defendants are poor and black, the victims, middle-class and white.”

see, it’s all about being poor and black....gotta get that part in there.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hNmWe_648Dmb82xnnYiHPpdPTSkQD9A4OIQG2


24 posted on 08/19/2009 12:28:07 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: domenad

Let the punishment fit the crime. They deserve slow miserable deaths..


25 posted on 08/19/2009 12:34:21 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: MrB

Remember the prosecutor said that these accused perpetrators knew and interacted with white folk so there wasn’t any reason to call this a hate crime.


26 posted on 08/19/2009 12:38:53 PM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Sometimes there is no proper justice for the crime is too horrendous. It is cases like this that make the system look weak and impotent, for no matter what punishment is handed out to these men it will never be enough.
27 posted on 08/19/2009 12:40:33 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: leilani
Police, prosecutors and the victims' families maintain that Newsom and Christian were not victims of a hate crime, rather victims of a carjacking that went terribly awry.

All crimes are hate crimes.

But besides that, if I am ever going to be the victim of a "carjacking", I will accelerate my vehicle into the nearest sturdy object as quickly as possible. I will train my family to do the same. If I survive the impact and I am physically able, I will retrieve my tire iron and I will beat the perpetrator(s) into such a bloody pulp that they are racially unrecognizable.

28 posted on 08/19/2009 12:44:23 PM PDT by Theophilus (Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The last time Knox County brought a jury from Davidson County to decide a murder case was the 1999 trial of Thomas “Zoo Man” Huskey, who claimed a split personality and an alter ego killed four women. The jury failed to reach a verdict after four days of deliberation. A mistrial was declared and the confession later thrown out on appeal.

Based on this information, they will walk.


29 posted on 08/19/2009 12:46:05 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

horrible story


30 posted on 08/19/2009 12:55:54 PM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: bayouranger

No, they won’t walk because the defendant on trial has already plead guilty to robbery, sodomy, and rape. I think I heard that one of the others copped a deal with the DA to testify against the others if he didn’t get the death penalty. I’ll look.


31 posted on 08/19/2009 12:59:22 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare: all the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

A mistrial was declared and “the confession later thrown out on appeal”.

As per the previous trial under similar circumstances. I’m not, in any way, hoping it happens, but the history in that area points elsewhere. If it comes out differently, please let me know!


32 posted on 08/19/2009 1:04:37 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Take the garbage out......death penalty for each one.


33 posted on 08/19/2009 1:04:57 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Theophilus

Yep, if they ever get in the care with you, drive along calmly about 40 mph and then suddenly swerve into an embankment or overpass piling. They will become a human projectile and (hopefully) be killed on impact.


34 posted on 08/19/2009 1:06:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare: all the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If it wasn’t for white liberals and knee jerk democrat voters we wouldn’t be in this mess

They are the real causes of the fall of this country


35 posted on 08/19/2009 1:09:54 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Blood of Tyrants

They have already been sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. The media and the left don’t give a damn about hate crimes committed against Whites.


36 posted on 08/19/2009 1:12:37 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (hate crime laws were created for the express purpose of putting more Whites in jail)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The prosecutor is named “Takishia”. Any guess why she didn’t want to pursue a hate crime indictment?


37 posted on 08/19/2009 1:14:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare: all the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.)
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To: leilani

“Carjackings that go terribly awry” typically end in a bullet to the head in some open field somewhere, or perhaps a rape if the victim is female and the perp(s) are male. They don’t usually end up with the male being anally raped, beaten, tied up, shot three times, and having his body turned. They don’t usually end up with the female being “savaged” anally, vaginally, and orally, scrubbed down with caustic chemicals, beaten, mutilated, and left to suffocate while stuffed into a trash can.

I have no idea if this was racially based or not. All I do know is that four people capable of doing something like this don’t deserve to draw another breath on this earth. The only justice they deserve is a bullet in the back of the head.

}:-)4


38 posted on 08/19/2009 1:17:25 PM PDT by Moose4 (I took my car in for an alignment. Now my front end is chaotic evil.)
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To: shankbear

I like the dragging them to the middle of town. I’d rather disembowel them, then pour the gasoline, set it on fire. Once burned out - gather the ashes in the nearest landfill.


39 posted on 08/19/2009 1:19:15 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: wastoute
That was the Wichita massacre and it was horrific. The only place to find the story was on the Internet. It was a crime as gruesome if not worse then that black man being dragged. These types of murders should have been covered like the Manson murders were. Why the blackout? What this Christian girl went through is unimaginable. What monsters those people are. Nonhuman if you ask me.
40 posted on 08/19/2009 1:25:35 PM PDT by In God I trust
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To: Blood of Tyrants
They will become a human projectile...

OR

"...a carjacking that went terribly awry."

41 posted on 08/19/2009 1:25:48 PM PDT by Theophilus (Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Newsom and Christian were “in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Gill said......

WTF?....So how much P.C. do people have to pay for with their lives for wrong places at the wrong time situations? F.U.!


42 posted on 08/19/2009 1:26:26 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: leilani

Can a family be so stupid? “car jacking gone terribly awry”? For real?


43 posted on 08/19/2009 1:30:12 PM PDT by Augustinian monk
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To: Moose4
Hey, I'm not defending this twisted satanic freak. I'm just saying that even the parents admit there's no evidence to prosecute this as a racial crime. After all, murderous sociopaths commit these heinously savage crimes against members of their own race all the time too. Jeffrey Dahmer managed to hit every ethnic group in the book, didn't he?

I happen to think ALL crimes like this are hate crimes & in a weird way, for anyone to try to peg this as a racial 'hate crime' actually trivializes the unvarnished evil this perp committed against those 2 innocent people.

44 posted on 08/19/2009 1:32:16 PM PDT by leilani
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To: MrB
The question is - are the people who are pushing this injustice INTENTIONALLY inciting a race war? Or are they simply trying to keep the racial tension high in order to keep their own gravytrain running?

I think the latter is true for sure. But in doing so, they risk race war. They will ride that train until it comes to race war and then some will jump off and the rest will keep on chuggin'.

45 posted on 08/19/2009 1:33:01 PM PDT by TheThinker
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To: Blood of Tyrants

This is perhaps the hate crime of all hate crimes. But the government controlled media won’t touch it.

Reverse the races of the perpetrators and victims and CNN, PMS-NBC, etc. etc. would be nonstop on this day after day.

The details of the brutality involved are horrible.

P.S.: And no, the “Rev.” Al Sharpton did not come to Knoxville to insist that the animals who did this be held to account.


46 posted on 08/19/2009 1:33:40 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The prosecutor is named “Takishia”.

Then the victims' families will probably never know justice.

47 posted on 08/19/2009 1:36:27 PM PDT by TheThinker
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To: leilani
No we are not trivialzing anything, we are asking Lady Justice to put her blindfold back on. Justice cannot be asymmetrical. When it is it ain't justice. If whites can be accused of hate crime so can blacks. If blacks can't be accused the law needs to go.

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48 posted on 08/19/2009 1:37:16 PM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" or "come get some")
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To: Augustinian monk
Can a family be so stupid? “car jacking gone terribly awry”? For real?

I would never be so callous as to ascribe stupidity to or question the motives of people who have been victimized so cruelly and yet have simply expressed their beliefs about the matter.

Good grief. Everybody here seems to want to blame me merely for being the messenger of the parents' own opinion as was reiterated in the OP article.

If you wish to denigrate the intelligence of these kids' parents because they refuse to leap to the same conclusions which you might choose to without any evidence available to support it, you're welcome to do so, but I won't particpate.

49 posted on 08/19/2009 1:41:34 PM PDT by leilani
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To: TheThinker

Knoxville is a liberal cesspool in the otherwise conservative East Tennessee. It is probably due to the UT campus, but I find the place so disgusting that I never stop when driving through on the Interstates.


50 posted on 08/19/2009 1:41:43 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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