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Guilty verdict in black-on-white torture slayings (Remember ?)
WorldNetDaily ^ | August 25, 2009 | WorldNetDaily

Posted on 08/25/2009 7:36:06 PM PDT by RobinMasters

The first of four alleged members of a black gang scheduled to be tried for murder for the torture-slayings of a young white couple has been found guilty on multiple counts by jurors in Tennessee.

WND reported just days ago when the trial was begun for Letalvis Cobbins on counts of first-degree murder and others for the 2007 deaths of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

Carjacking victims Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom The brutalized bodies of the victims showed evidence that the attackers had tried to destroy DNA evidence by dousing Christian with bleach and Newsom's body was burned beyond recognition.

Jurors now will consider during the second part of the trial before Judge Richard Baumgartner whether the death penalty should be applied to Cobbins, 26.

According to a report in the Knoxville News Sentinel, Cobbins was convicted today of all crimes against Christian as well as first-degree murder for both deaths, but not of the charges involving the rape of Newsom.

"He raped my daughter. He's responsible for her murder. I've said all along he's going down," Gary Christian, Channon's father, told the newspaper.

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


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KEYWORDS: channonchristian; christophernewsom; cobbins; death; injustice; knoxville; murder; rape; tennessee

1 posted on 08/25/2009 7:36:06 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

so...can this be labeled as a hate crime?


2 posted on 08/25/2009 7:37:33 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: RobinMasters

There was a media blackout on this:

http://www.sullivan-county.com/wcva/liberal_racism.htm

Cobbins takes stand in this video:
http://www.knoxnews.com/videos/detail/letalvis-cobbins-trial-—letalvis-cobbins-testifie/

More here:
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/aug/25/deliberations-start/


3 posted on 08/25/2009 7:41:11 PM PDT by fujimoh
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To: RobinMasters

there is no hell that is hot enough for these animals.


4 posted on 08/25/2009 7:42:41 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: RobinMasters

Death penalty for sure.


5 posted on 08/25/2009 7:42:44 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: RobinMasters

I don’t think we’ll be seeing at movie made about this.


6 posted on 08/25/2009 7:43:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (January 20th, 2013)
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To: RobinMasters

People don’t remember because the media made sure they were never informed in the first place.


7 posted on 08/25/2009 7:47:58 PM PDT by Minipax
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To: rovenstinez

The only way anything can be a hate crime is if the crime is committed by a heterosexual caucasian.


8 posted on 08/25/2009 7:51:07 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: fujimoh

***There was a media blackout on this:***

Want media coverage? Have a mob bust Cobbins out of jail and let him be found hanging from a tree the next morning. The MSM will fall all over themselves reporting it.

But then THAT would be classed as a “hate” crime.


9 posted on 08/25/2009 7:53:10 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tar and feather the sons of bi#ches! Ride them out of town on a rail!)
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To: RobinMasters
"...Letalvis Cobbins..."

Ah, a fine Irish name. ROFLMWAO!!! At the risk of seeming mildly racially aware, is not our African-American community just about as creative as is possible whan it comes to cooking up new and exciting names for their progeny?

LaKevin. Letalvis. Saran (as in "Wrap"). Cleophis. It actually helps when the painfully politically correct Media refuse to mention whether the perps in a given crime were white or not. As soon as you read that it was allegedly "Pappy D" who pistol-whipped "Hun E. Bunnz," it's pretty much a dead giveaway.

;-/

10 posted on 08/25/2009 7:53:56 PM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin: The only Republican to take on Zer0bonehead and WIN!)
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To: fujimoh

I’d almost forgotten about this case. And you’re right, there is a media blackout. Guess they don’t want to appear insensitive to the perps. Nevermind that the last minutes and hours of this couple’s lives were not given the same sensitivity. Sometimes I just have to remind myself that God will sort them out later.


11 posted on 08/25/2009 7:57:12 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama (We're mad, but when do we get REALLY mad?)
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To: PistolPaknMama

I just don’t know how, as a father, you show restraint and not cut these SOB’s throats right in the courtroom and save the hassle. I would not be able to be restrained....no way no how.


12 posted on 08/25/2009 8:08:36 PM PDT by oust the louse (This Country now has a smelly BO problem.....)
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To: RobinMasters

It was in the TN papers at the time...

The whole ugly details...


13 posted on 08/25/2009 8:08:50 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Gargantua

That is true, but don’t underestimate how many different “uneek” names a white parent can create using the first letters: B, K or J. I work at a pediatrics clinic. lol


14 posted on 08/25/2009 8:11:37 PM PDT by TNdandelion (I'd rather have FedEx run my healthcare than USPS.)
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To: oust the louse

I can’t imagine the pain that those parents and families have gone through.

They deserve the right to pull the switch.


15 posted on 08/25/2009 8:12:16 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Yeah...I’ve read about the story some. From what I understand, they had to bring in a jury from 150 miles away because the case was so......ugh.


16 posted on 08/25/2009 8:13:03 PM PDT by TNdandelion (I'd rather have FedEx run my healthcare than USPS.)
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To: TNdandelion

Oh yeah.

Never mind the huge resurgence in Irish names.

I just came up with the theory recently that maybe those Irish names are popping up all over as a subconcious backlash against all the “uneek” black names.


17 posted on 08/25/2009 8:24:18 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: RobinMasters

This crime is a vision of the future if “Color of Change” wins.


18 posted on 08/25/2009 8:29:07 PM PDT by montag813
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To: the OlLine Rebel
lol Well...I had an unusual name (for the time) when I was a child and I insisted that my children have normal, well established name with all the correct spellings. lol

Irony being what it is...I can now find MY name (Danielle) on all sorts of personalized magnets, keychains and whatnots but I have a very difficult time finding my kids' names on anything! lol (Amy and Anna) Go figure!

19 posted on 08/25/2009 8:37:02 PM PDT by TNdandelion (I'd rather have FedEx run my healthcare than USPS.)
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To: TNdandelion

I’m not that far...

I used to get jury duty just about every summer..

havent had it lately though...

TN Nana, do you support the death penalty ???

Yes’m sir...


20 posted on 08/25/2009 8:38:23 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: TNdandelion

One of my grands has Anna short for a longer name...

There’s lots of Anna things...

I’ve seen some Amy too...


21 posted on 08/25/2009 8:41:06 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana
LOL I've only had the pleasure one time and it came at a really inconvenient time. Fortunately, I was able to postpone it for 1 year because when I was called, I had a 4month old baby and was nursing.
22 posted on 08/25/2009 8:46:09 PM PDT by TNdandelion (I'd rather have FedEx run my healthcare than USPS.)
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To: RobinMasters

Bump...


23 posted on 08/25/2009 8:58:27 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: TNdandelion

The difference is your name is real, not conjured up out of syllables.


24 posted on 08/25/2009 9:08:39 PM PDT by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: TNdandelion
jess axe me! I dun grajitated!

;-)

25 posted on 08/25/2009 9:29:09 PM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin: The only Republican to take on Zer0bonehead and WIN!)
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To: TNdandelion

:)

My name is KristIn, so it’s always been unusual (despite not at all Irish, which is great with me). Despite the mini-craze with the similar name with EN (thanks to Lawrence Welk show baby born at same time), I was IN. Between that and my last name (rare but short, thankfully), I’ve ALWAYS had to spell out. Never mind my addresses of late, too.


26 posted on 08/26/2009 5:06:55 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Yeah...I can relate. My grandfather just called me Suzie. lol I was cool with that. Most everyone else calls me Dani.


27 posted on 08/26/2009 5:44:07 AM PDT by TNdandelion (I'd rather have FedEx run my healthcare than USPS.)
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To: TNdandelion

Danielle is a nice name, though. Interesting, but not pretentious like so many today.

Of course, that’s JMHO. (Don’t get me going on the name thing!)


28 posted on 08/26/2009 8:11:27 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: All

The jury gave him life without parole. They never knew (can’t prejudice the jury, you know) that this was not his first armed carjacking. This was not an isolated incident in his dysfunctional life.


29 posted on 08/26/2009 6:29:33 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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RE: Letalvis Cobbins. Yet, Misha Davidson admits that Christian’s and Newsom’s killings were so savage, Cobbin’s late mother backed off helping him hire a lawyer.

“She didn’t want to get herself involved in it and not really know what happened.”

Beyond his murder and rape convictions, Cobbins faces new charges leveled while in custody; of assaulting Knox County Corrections officers.

February 2, a guard alleges, Cobbins attacked him as he was being removed from his cell and pulled him to the ground.

July 24, another guard alleges Cobbins struck him with a drinking cup after refusing to go into lockdown.

Court clerks say Cobbins faces hearings on the “behind bars” charges next Monday.

Family members say Cobbins father lives close by, but he was not in court Tuesday to hear his son pronounced guilty,.

Nor Wednesday, to help make the case for sparing his life. http://www.volunteertv.com/news/headlines/55186682.html


30 posted on 08/27/2009 5:22:29 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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