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Tennessee: Case against torture slaying suspect goes to jury (No hate crime here) ^ | 10-28-09 | Duncan Mansfield

Posted on 10/27/2009 10:46:05 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan

KNOXVILLE — The case against the alleged leader in the torture slaying of a young Knoxville couple went to the jury Tuesday with the defense trying to poke holes in a mountain of circumstantial evidence.

Lemaricus Davidson, 28, faced 38 counts including kidnapping, theft, rape and murder in the January 2007 carjacking deaths of University of Tennessee student Channon Christian, 21, and her boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23. The counts were consolidated from an original 46.

The state intends to seek the death penalty if he is convicted. The case has touched a racial nerve because the defendants are black and the victims were white.

Davidson's lawyer David Eldridge acknowledged in closing arguments that his client was a drug dealer, that he lied to police after his arrest and that he had sex with Christian.

Eldridge suggested the clean-cut couple may have come to Davidson to buy drugs, while prosecutors say they were random victims ambushed by gun-wielding men in an apartment parking lot while on a date.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: channonchristian; christophernewsom; lovecrime; tennesseemurder
This is a highly charged, no national publicity, case of four black men kidnapping, holding and murdering a white U Tenn student, raping his girlfriend and then killing her too. But no mention of it being a hate crime, there was no hate involved, only something else that would drive these animals to do such a thing. But not hate.

BTW, no sign of Sharpton, Jesse Jackson or any other publicity hounds.

1 posted on 10/27/2009 10:46:06 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Remember: it’s only hate if minorities are the victim. :)

Some animals are more equal than others.

2 posted on 10/27/2009 10:55:00 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Rape assault and murder are a one way street when it comes to interracial crimes

3 posted on 10/27/2009 10:58:34 PM PDT by dennisw (Obama -- our very own loopy, leftist god-thing.)
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To: Tzimisce
if he is convicted

He certainly will be convicted, there is absolutely no doubt he committed the crime. An absolute horror that it has taken several years to get it to a jury.

4 posted on 10/27/2009 10:59:41 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Unfortunately hate crime laws are for whitey only, just a tool of the federal mafia to put more whites in prison for longer prison terms. It’s clearly racist legislation that makes one person more guilty than another via his/ her race.

Being that I hate the bastards that committed this crime, here’s what I suggest be done to them. Tie them to a stake in public, and burn them to death with a small but ever growing pile of hot coals placed beneath the feet so that every inch of their body is ever so slowly consumed to the point of ashes over a period of a couple of days. I think that these hateful bastards deserve a taste of Hell.

5 posted on 10/27/2009 11:08:55 PM PDT by chris37
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Instead of mounting a real defense in this latest trial, the defense team portrayed the male victim as a drug abuser who was in the neighborhood looking for drugs, and the female victim as a slut who willingly had sex with her assailants.

They raped her orally and vaginally, and sodomized her, for two days before she suffocated with plastic bags over her head in a trash can in their house, while they played video games.

6 posted on 10/27/2009 11:59:51 PM PDT by zipper
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Just horrific. Such clean-looking kids, too. I can’t stand thug-culture.

7 posted on 10/28/2009 1:16:17 AM PDT by TheThinker
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To: Bulldawg Fan

I have friends in Blaine (very well educated, very thoughtful people). They are and have been angry over this case from the beginning. It wasn’t just rape and killing, it was torture and it was brutal.

If the DA doesn’t manage this case well, there will be a lot of people that lose faith in the system. The black men who committed this crime are less than animals and have been given a break by the system over and over again.

8 posted on 10/28/2009 6:09:49 AM PDT by Roses0508
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Even if convicted and given death, they get another 20 years minimum in appeals. A rope and tree are appropriate in this case.

9 posted on 10/28/2009 6:44:03 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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This was a horrible horrible murder. I have never read anything like it before.

10 posted on 10/28/2009 7:36:17 AM PDT by waxer1 ( "The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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They had better convict and put all of them away for the rest of their lives. Or wait until Channon’s father has passed.

That man is red hot ready to explode, especially when the animals suggested how his daughter wanted what she got.

11 posted on 10/28/2009 7:59:10 AM PDT by Molon Labbie
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