Skip to comments.Cobbins gets life without parole [Channon Christian/ChristopherNewson murders]
Posted on 08/26/2009 4:50:21 PM PDT by freespirited
The first of four defendants in the carjacking, rape and murder of a young Tennessee couple has been sentenced to life in prison without parole by the same jury that convicted him of murder.
The sentence for 26-year-old Letalvis Cobbins of Lebanon, Ky., was announced in Knoxville after less than three hours of jury deliberation Wednesday. Cobbins took a deep breath and then sat down after the jury foreman finished delivering the sentence.
The jury convicted Cobbins on Tuesday in the January 2007 attack on 21-year-old Channon Christian and her 23-year-old boyfriend Christopher Newsom, both of Knoxville
Earlier Wednesday Christian's parents pleaded for a death sentence for the torture their daughter suffered. Cobbins' sisters and cousins from Memphis begged the jury for mercy.
Someone should get the death penalty.
He should be slowly dipped in a vat of acid......Feet first.
I wont be surprised if none of them get the death penalty.
He deserved the death penalty. I can only take comfort in knowing he’ll never do this to anyone ever again.
Life is too good for him...far too good. He should die a hundred times
And I will bet you on that.
The crime is sickening enough. But knowing what the media reaction would've been had the races been reversed makes it even worse.
” I can only take comfort in knowing hell never do this to anyone ever again.”
What’s to stop him from doing in prison?
My bet is he’s taken out inside of a year. He’s as sick and twisted as Dahmer, and will probably have the same fate.
It’s highly unlikely he’ll get the opportunity. The prison he’ll go to will have a small cell where he’ll be isolated for around 20 hours a day.
What did they want? 2 years?
I just don't get people.....
If this was my cousin....I'd hope he got the death penalty..( And I'd hang him myself...with no regrets...) Considering what he did!!!
As long as there are elected governors, there’s no such thing as “life without parole”. I predict within two years his family will be agitating for clemency because he “finds Jesus”.
Watch for the Danny Glover sightings.
I didn’t think a Tennessee jury would let a fiend like this live.
I guess I was wrong again.
Dirty Harry was needed for something like this. This really was a gruesome crime and as evil as it gets and if the death penalty was made for someone it’s the demons who did this. But we live in a demented society now where there is no fear of consequences.
Wow. Rape, torture and suffocation deaths are not enough?
I consider long term imprisonment to be unjustifiably cruel. Much kinder to put him down.
Don't bet on it. You never know what can happen with the touchy-feely "poor guy just needed a hug" crowd
D-E-A-T-H. Totally warranted. Heinous crime, no extenuating circumstances, overwhelming evidence. D-E-A-T-H. Slow and public.
I’d agree with that..............
This is almost as sickening as the thugs who got a way with murdering Debra Boone back int he 70’s.
How long has it been since someone on death row in Tennessee was executed? I don’t remember reading about any, and I live here.
A death row sentence here is nothing. Maybe the animals (actually animals are above these slime that did this) that did this to these two young people can have the opportunity to spend time with some of the state’s “finest” in prison. That would be a fate worse than being isolated on death row.
Didn’t this slimeball get life with the “possibility of parole?”
Watching the female victim’s father on TV, my heart was torn from my chest. I wish they’d turn him loose on this scum — THAT would be justice.
Too many blacks on the jury.
A good long desert hiway and a good truck, some chain is whats called for. Feed the poor starving buzzards for 200 miles or so.
Oh i dont know, i say exacute him, because God can punish him a whole lot worse than we can....
I was against the death penalty for many years, but cases like this are tailor made for the DP.
There’s no such thing as life without parole: the dems still exist, and he can always find Jesus.
Were it me, I’d put him in a cell and let him die of natural causes: no food, no water. It’d only take something like three days or so, which isn’t nearly long enough, but it’s cheap, and there’s no required executioner.
But then, I’m not really a nice guy, although I do play one in life.
Suffering in this life is something I can affect. Suffering in the next life is above my pay grade.
That’s what I read too. A disproportionately black jury.
Using gruesome photographs displayed on a movie-size screen, Mileusnic-Polchan detailed that suffering in a courtroom packed with relatives and friends of the slain couple.
Newsom, she said, was raped both by an object and at least one person. DNA tests were inconclusive as to identity. The sexual assault would have occurred soon after the kidnapping and, at most, a couple of hours before his death, she said.
His hands were tied behind his back. His ankles eventually were bound with a belt. Socks were stuffed in his mouth. A bandana was tied around his eyes. A sweatshirt was placed over his head and tied with his own shoelaces around his neck. He was shot three times—once in the lower back, once in the upper back shoulder near his neck, and once execution-style to the side of his head. His body was then set on fire.
Mileusnic-Polchan said Christian was kept alive for more than 12 hours and perhaps as long as a full day. The attack on her took place over time, she said.
Early on in the attack, she was orally raped, causing a membrane in her mouth to be torn, the doctor testified. She was raped vaginally and anally—more than once—over the course of her captivity, Mileusnic-Polchan said. At some point a few hours before her death, someone attacked her genital region, likely kicking her and perhaps even striking that area with an object, she said.
“This was no simple rape,” she said.
Christian was hog-tied and her lower body stuffed inside five different large black trash bags. A small white plastic grocery bag was wrapped around her face, and she was pushed down into a trash can. The medical examiner said she suffocated to death. Her eyes were still partially open when she died.
Closing arguments are expected to begin today.
See the video at the right of the page and notice that there are at least five videos available on this page.
“sex on the down low”......nieve voice here......that must be homo sex?
I’d be perfectly satisfied if a life sentence instead of the death penalty included banishment.....no tv, no radio, no visits, no tv interviews.....nothing....just a cell....maybe a book once in a while....
I have posted threads to this atrocity and let folks say what they feel. This sentence doesn’t surprise me. I will refrain from the Davidson outcome at this point.
Broken Bones as well.
The woman's dad gave a pretty good description after the sentence was passed of what this monsters life will be in prison. Basically all he wants and needs he just can't go home. Her dad visited a prison and saw for himself. I believe him.
There is no such thing as life without parole as long as we have liberal lawmakers, governors, and judges, who for some insane reason release these animals once again upon society. The death penalty is an absolute final act. Unfortunately Tennessee is very slow to use it even though it is legal.
Wasn’t there something about a scrub-brush and either Clorox or Drano in the story somewhere along the way, too?
No, they have to coddle the murdering “Blood Monkeys”(murdering savages) for they may upset the gangsta yos and hos in da hood. This was far beyond a hate crime and yet the media ignored the facts.
They should all recieve a slow death sentence by being hacked to death with a rusty machete.
They will all probably get life and convert to Isdem in prison. They are all laughing at “they got over on Whitey one more time.”
They stack the juries with their skin in the game bros and hos to include race traitor self hating caucasians who think of the perps as victims instead of murderers.
If the perps had killed an “Old School” couple, then justice would already have been done to the 4 POS chongos.
People in Tennesse need to stand up to this outrage for imagine if this had been a black couple raped/murdered by some white guys.
I rest my case. AppyPappy, it is nice to see another American Patriot on this site who will not turn the other cheek in the name of commie liberalism.
Molon Labe, NSNR
We just don’t do it as well here in Tennessee as they do in Texas.
We just don’t do it as well here in Tennessee as they do in Texas.
There were a lot of specific details about their torture, that might or might not have been true. The undeniable truths are more than horrific, as laid out by the M.E.
Even if one does (and I think one may), the sentence will never be carried out. It’s a travesty.