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Torture-slaying trial, Day 8: Jurors convict Cobbins of first-degree murder (not called hate crime)
knox news ^ | 5 mins ago

Posted on 08/25/2009 9:07:19 AM PDT by jessduntno

KNOXVILLE — Jurors this morning convicted Letalvis Cobbins of first-degree murder in the torture-slaying of Knox County couple Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

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Description of crime (Wikipedia);

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.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: channon; channonchristian; chrisnewsom; knoxville
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Punishment phase to begin...
1 posted on 08/25/2009 9:07:19 AM PDT by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

You beat me to it. Thanks for posting.


2 posted on 08/25/2009 9:08:15 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: jessduntno
Punishment phase to begin...

Starting with a flesh-ripping whipping followed by a salt water washdown

3 posted on 08/25/2009 9:10:04 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd love to see a Smart Car demolition derby.....)
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To: jessduntno

Where is the mainstream media? Maggot liberals who hate themselves still fret about a freakish pedophile Jacko’s drug death.


4 posted on 08/25/2009 9:22:37 AM PDT by wac3rd (80 Carter/Obama 08)
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To: NRA1995
Starting with a flesh-ripping whipping followed by a salt water washdown

Too much work. A live burial would be much simpler and less messy.

5 posted on 08/25/2009 9:26:20 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: wac3rd

If the victim had been black and the perps white, they would be screaming from the rooftops about this “hate crime”.


6 posted on 08/25/2009 9:27:39 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare: all the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.)
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To: jessduntno

protest phase too undoubtedly. lets see who runs their mouth off complaining about the verdict and hopefully death sentence.


7 posted on 08/25/2009 9:29:11 AM PDT by wiggen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WayzmX0WQvg)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Brian Williams
Katie Couric
Anderson Cooper
Bill Maher
Keith Olbermann
Ed Schultz

Plus all the regular “community organizing” crew would be incessantly on the radio and TV denouncing the crime.

...crickets....


8 posted on 08/25/2009 9:31:25 AM PDT by wac3rd (80 Carter/Obama 08)
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To: NRA1995

What’s good for the goose...

May it be for them as it was for their victims.


9 posted on 08/25/2009 9:32:54 AM PDT by woollyone (I believe God created me- you believe you're related to monkeys. Of course I laughed at you!)
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To: wac3rd

Someone who knows Drudge perhaps could get him to post this. Once Drudge posts, the media follows.


10 posted on 08/25/2009 9:38:24 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: jessduntno

Why is this not a so-called ‘hate’ crime?


11 posted on 08/25/2009 9:40:30 AM PDT by camp_steveo
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To: camp_steveo

Why is this not a so-called ‘hate’ crime?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2324016/posts


12 posted on 08/25/2009 9:43:13 AM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: wac3rd

“Maggot liberals who hate themselves still fret about a freakish pedophile Jacko’s drug death.”

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Well-stated.

Time to take back our country.


13 posted on 08/25/2009 9:49:00 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: jessduntno
Good news indeed. No one wants psycho murderers in their neighborhood or even their state. An imported jury didn't change that fact either. I think the next one up will have a local jury. I only wish they still had public hangings up on Gay Street.
14 posted on 08/25/2009 9:57:27 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: wac3rd

Mainstream proclaimed it “too graphic” after the crime occurred and chosen not to carry it.


15 posted on 08/25/2009 9:58:13 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: TennesseeGirl

“Mainstream proclaimed it “too graphic” after the crime occurred and chosen not to carry it.”

Pathetic...those poor families...the Wikipedia site needs to be refreshed all the time because people try to tear down the information on it...


16 posted on 08/25/2009 10:03:49 AM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: TennesseeGirl; jessduntno; NRA1995; wac3rd; Blood of Tyrants; woollyone; Bronzy; camp_steveo; ...
"Mainstream proclaimed it “too graphic” after the crime occurred and chosen chose not to carry it. Two trials down (Boyd & Cobbins); three more to go.

For the sake of the impending trials: PLEASE WITHHOLD THE KNEEJERK REACTIONS. The jury was made up of six women and six men. Six are black, five are white and one is Asian.

17 posted on 08/25/2009 10:08:35 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: jessduntno

“Punishment phase to begin”

I’m sure if sotomayor had her way these poor boys/s would walk.


18 posted on 08/25/2009 10:19:45 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: TennesseeGirl
http://www.wate.com/global/story.asp?s=10984873. The jury was made up of six women and six men. Six are black, five are white and one is Asian.
19 posted on 08/25/2009 10:26:22 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: TennesseeGirl

“For the sake of the impending trials: PLEASE WITHHOLD THE KNEEJERK REACTIONS.”

Questioning why this is not a hate crime is certainly not a knee jerk reaction.


20 posted on 08/25/2009 10:29:47 AM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: jessduntno

Under no circumstances should this be called a “Hate Crime”, because that would legitimize what is an inherently corrupt, unfair and prejudicial law.

As things are now, it is obvious to all that “Hate Crimes” indicate that the criminal was superior to their victim. That the victim was, and will always be, inferior to the criminal. Thus it puts the victim in the category of second class citizen, and provides extra punishment to the criminal, “Because he is inherently better than that”.

This is the same logic of punishing a person for abusing an animal. What Michael Vick did was not just a crime, but especially serious because he was a person of means and ability. This inflicted special pain on his dogs not felt by dogs abused by a poor person.

Hopefully, when this vicious murderer is hung by the neck until dead, as befits him, or at least has his veins pumped full of drugs until his heart stops beating, like an animal, society will with his execution promote the cause of justice—that his victims, even in death, are his superiors, as determined by a jury of the victim’s peers, not the criminal.

In the absence of a “Hate Crime”, he gets what he deserves, and is not elevated in any way. He dies with the lack of honor of a brutish beast.


21 posted on 08/25/2009 10:38:40 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: TennesseeGirl
Mainstream proclaimed it “too graphic” after the crime occurred and chosen not to carry it.

A couple of other killings were quite graphic also. Thr Job Corp killing with a Pentagram carving into a skull and a double murder in Union County about 24 years ago involving an ax IIRC. It's just as well to me MSM didn't pick up on it. We didn't need another Zooman trial.

22 posted on 08/25/2009 10:40:04 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Under no circumstances should this be called a “Hate Crime”, because that would legitimize what is an inherently corrupt, unfair and prejudicial law.

NO CRIME should be a hate crime...that is the point.


23 posted on 08/25/2009 10:45:49 AM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: TennesseeGirl
I've read your comment three times and I still don't understand why you pinged me to it.

Are you suggesting that posts on FR are going to influence a future jury pool and their alternates to render a poor decision, or a hung jury?

If so, that is preposterous.

I'll say what I originally posted in even more clear terms...

Immediately after the guilty verdict, each perp should be treated to the same treatment they inflicted upon their helpless victims, as their very actions upon the helpless victims made it quite clear that such treatment was, according to their own standards, perfectly acceptable for others, thereby, equal treatment is logically perfectly suitable punishment for them.

Regrading the gender, or whatever, of the jurors...
There are two classes of people in this PCworld.
The oppressors and the oppressed.
Once defined and divided, it is furthermore understood by the PCworld that the oppressed NEVER oppress the oppressors.

Just like James Kennedy once said so sarcastically well;
“Christians only offend.
They never actually GET offended.”

That's just the way it is in PCland

24 posted on 08/25/2009 10:50:37 AM PDT by woollyone (I believe God created me- you believe you're related to monkeys. Of course I laughed at you!)
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To: Zhang Fei
"Starting with a flesh-ripping whipping followed by a salt water washdown

Too much work. A live burial would be much simpler and less messy.

A truck with dual fuel tanks, some chain, and a long, open asphalt highway such as those that run through the desert would be all the tools needed for a fitting punishment.

25 posted on 08/25/2009 11:00:08 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: woollyone

Well said. As I sat here in Tennessee, I heard the very, very graphic live jury verdict. The victim’s family members were listening to the graphic details as well. My heart went out to them and wondered how they could hear the charges of crimes done to their children.


26 posted on 08/25/2009 11:19:09 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Nathan Zachary
A truck with dual fuel tanks, some chain, and a long, open asphalt highway such as those that run through the desert would be all the tools needed for a fitting punishment.

Is this a dragging or a flambe? Either way, I like my way better. You have to bury them anyway, so live burial kills two birds with one stone (plus it's cheap). No specialized equipment or personnel needed - just someone to add sedatives to the food and someone to plastic-tie and move the condemned into the pine box.

27 posted on 08/25/2009 11:20:16 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: Bronzy

It is a clear examnple of why death penalty is to permanently remove such evil from the planet in an effort to ensure that no human ever have to be in fear of being harmed by such demons.

May such be the end of these vile souls.


28 posted on 08/25/2009 11:52:59 AM PDT by woollyone (I believe God created me- you believe you're related to monkeys. Of course I laughed at you!)
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To: camp_steveo

The usual reason. The victims and perps were the wrong colors.


29 posted on 08/25/2009 12:17:15 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: cva66snipe; TennesseeGirl

Thank you both regarding the reactions - I feel the same way.

Now, as far as punishment - I’ve been watching Channon’s dad everytime I see him on television - I say just turn them all over to him.


30 posted on 08/25/2009 12:37:51 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: jessduntno

They all deserve the death penalty, but I’ll be surprised if Cobbins gets it.


31 posted on 08/25/2009 1:03:58 PM PDT by freespirited (The only thing growing faster than the deficit is Chris Matthews' man crush on Obama -- Tim Pawlenty)
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To: freespirited

Unfortunately, prisoners eventually die of old age on our death row. Our death penalty is all bark and no bite.


32 posted on 08/25/2009 1:09:05 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: Nathan Zachary

I agree with the chains part........but they should be used to restrain these TCBE savages to steel posts and then roasted alive with a blow torch, S.L.O.W.L.Y, until dead. I’m sure there would be a few that could/would perform this punishment... myself included. send ‘em to hell the most painful and agonizing way imaginable.


33 posted on 08/25/2009 1:23:29 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: jessduntno
ping
34 posted on 08/25/2009 2:33:42 PM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: Berosus; AdmSmith; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Hangin’s too good for this subhuman garbage.


35 posted on 08/25/2009 2:48:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: jessduntno
skin that FPOS alive, then set his wretched azz on fire...
36 posted on 08/25/2009 3:03:19 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: jessduntno
From the article to linked to: Prosecutors will try to show his crimes are so heinous he deserves death...

Prosecutors will try to show? We need to take back our country asap. It may even be too late.

37 posted on 08/25/2009 3:08:49 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: woollyone

A simple hanging would do. No need to rationalize barbarity.


38 posted on 08/25/2009 3:11:32 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: woollyone

That need be the only rationale for the death penalty. Who cares if other perps aren’t influenced. (only libs believe that anyway)


39 posted on 08/25/2009 3:12:47 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: SunkenCiv

A hanging presents a miserable picture to the remaining garbage.


40 posted on 08/25/2009 3:13:46 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

“A hanging presents a miserable picture to the remaining garbage.”

I think a ride in old Sparky would do them all a little good, too...hanging isn’t as expository as it used to be...they cover up the drop...they don’t show them squirming and kicking and gasping for air...the way these two beautiful young kids died...


41 posted on 08/25/2009 3:21:32 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: 1010RD

Definitely.


42 posted on 08/25/2009 3:30:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: jessduntno
Punishment phase to begin...

Hot doggies! I wish for him just 10% of the misery he caused his victims. And may it last a long, long time.

We're done with him. Next prick!

Anyone know if Rush or Sean or Laura or ?? has mentioned this heinous business? This needs to get out there.

43 posted on 08/25/2009 3:39:11 PM PDT by upchuck (Neuter them in 2010 - Send them packing in 2012.)
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To: jessduntno
Here's a sorta decent story from the AssPress.

I can't find any news of this from the usual suspects.

If you go looking, just a FYI: There's another Cobbins, Raymond, who's in trouble in Louisiana. Different crime.

44 posted on 08/25/2009 3:57:35 PM PDT by upchuck (Neuter them in 2010 - Send them packing in 2012.)
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To: upchuck

“Investigators said the attack wasn’t a hate crime, just a carjacking that went terribly wrong. Local media and The Associated Press have covered developments in the case since it began.”

The thing that makes no sense is that there are some numb-skulls out there that argue that there has to be a racial component...a taunt or something...to make it a “hate crime”...but if there was no one there to hear it, how do we know there were or weren’t things said? And what could possibly change the murder into hate more than the savagery that was visited upon these two children? The whole “hate crime” mess is such a cluster-muck...I will never understand how we lost control of the legal system to the point that there is no longer equal protection under the law.


45 posted on 08/25/2009 4:12:06 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: jessduntno

My definition of a “hate crime” is very simple. Every crime.


46 posted on 08/25/2009 4:29:53 PM PDT by upchuck (Neuter them in 2010 - Send them packing in 2012.)
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To: jessduntno

Didn’t read the whole thing but....was the bad guy “of color” and either victim white?


47 posted on 08/25/2009 4:31:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: NRA1995

SHOULD BE AN EYE FOR AN EYE TYPE OF PUNISHMENT. RAPE THE BASTARD TO DEATH.


48 posted on 08/25/2009 5:13:38 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Warning: Some words may be misspelled/ You will get over it / Klingon is my 1st language)
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To: jessduntno

Speed in punishment is a necessary element that is now missing. These guys spend a lifetime on death row. It is idiocy.

We don’t want innocents put to death, but the number and type of appeals is asinine. If they are worried, have a review panel, create special death penalty courts, etc.

As my dear friend Jesse used to say, “Justice delayed is justice denied!” (he makes it rhyme, too)


49 posted on 08/25/2009 5:37:09 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: jessduntno

I have a question. Why is the news media afraid to cover this? When some idiot kills a black man, the media has no trouble blaring it all over the place. I assume it’s because they fear they’ll be fiercely criticized for reporting it.


50 posted on 08/25/2009 6:21:01 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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