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Man sentenced to death in Tenn. torture slaying
Associated Press ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | DUNCAN MANSFIELD

Posted on 10/30/2009 1:42:01 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man convicted of kidnapping, rape and murder charges in the fatal carjacking of a couple on a date has been sentenced to death.

The defendant, 28-year-old Lemaricus Davidson, showed no reaction Friday as jurors announced the death sentences for the murders of 21-year-old college student Channon Christian and her 23-year-old boyfriend, Christopher Newsom.

Davidson was found guilty of abducting the couple in Knoxville during a 2007 carjacking by several armed men.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: channonchristian; christophernewsom; deathsentence; lemaricusdavidson

1 posted on 10/30/2009 1:42:01 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Finally the AP reports this story!


2 posted on 10/30/2009 1:43:20 PM PDT by fujimoh
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To: fujimoh

Hey look, a MSM tard news agency covered a story that has been out there for how many years?


3 posted on 10/30/2009 1:49:28 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cant happen too soon..... have fun in HELL demaricus


4 posted on 10/30/2009 1:50:14 PM PDT by waterhill ("The New Green Is The Old Red.....Mark my words"Mark Levin)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

“In the carjacking” BULL HOOEY!


5 posted on 10/30/2009 1:52:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: fujimoh

They neglected to mention torture in the summary description of the assault.


6 posted on 10/30/2009 1:52:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The talking point has been to spin it as a robbery gone wrong. Robbery was not the goal. They ditched the vehicle soon afterwards.


7 posted on 10/30/2009 1:53:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: a fool in paradise

Why any robber will torture you if you cross him... ain’t that common sense?


8 posted on 10/30/2009 1:55:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Kidnapping, torture, rape, and murder.

Oh yeah, and it was a robbery that didn’t result in keeping or selling the stolen goods.


9 posted on 10/30/2009 1:56:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope they don’t drag out the appeals process because you know it’s coming. I was surprised the other monster didn’t get the death penalty.


10 posted on 10/30/2009 1:57:55 PM PDT by secret garden (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: fujimoh
Let me rewrite the headline correctly, since AP would never do it:

BLACK MAN CONVICTED OF HATE CRIME MURDER OF WHITE COUPLE.

This pretence by police that color had nothing to do with it is a compete cop out..

vaudine

11 posted on 10/30/2009 2:00:49 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: secret garden

“I was surprised the other monster didn’t get the death penalty.”

I think he was given life only because he cooperated with the prosecutor in describing the horrific tortures they inflicted!


12 posted on 10/30/2009 2:01:07 PM PDT by 4FreeSpeach
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To: secret garden

Yeah, soon we will hear Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson screaming that this was a lynch job by a mostly white jury. Though maybe with this case they will have finally bitten off more than they can chew.


13 posted on 10/30/2009 2:02:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: vaudine

I hope jurors are smart enough to keep their lips zipped... “no comment” to any press inquiry large or small. If they want to be sure the death sentence stands, that is.


14 posted on 10/30/2009 2:04:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Excellent. Now execute the sentence, Tennessee.


15 posted on 10/30/2009 2:05:14 PM PDT by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This dirt bag scum of the earth vermin gets the easy way out...his victims didn’t.


16 posted on 10/30/2009 2:08:10 PM PDT by oust the louse (This Country now has a smelly BO problem.....)
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To: a fool in paradise

A short grudging news story of a horrific hate crime.

If the races were reversed, it would have been national news for months!!!!!!!!!

Here is a description of the crime 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 came 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]”

Yet the police dont call it a hate crime because there is no evidence that racial slurs were used! (roll eyes)


17 posted on 10/30/2009 2:08:32 PM PDT by Katoolie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

GOOD! About time.


18 posted on 10/30/2009 2:11:56 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unfortunately with the appeals system in Tennessee, he will sit on death row for 20 to 30 years.


19 posted on 10/30/2009 2:15:19 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Both were raped, Newsom was fatally shot and Christian suffocated after she was choked and stuffed in a garbage bag and trash can.

Christopher was raped, bound and made to walk blindfolded with a sock in his mouth and a shirt over his head barefoot to some railroad tracks where he was shot several times and then burned. His body was found the next day.

Channon suffered far worse as she was tortured, raped, and beaten. You can google her and her boyfriend’s name to get the details because they are just too gruesome for me to retype.


20 posted on 10/30/2009 2:30:37 PM PDT by Moe Tzadik
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Gathering a loyal fan club in the process.


21 posted on 10/30/2009 2:31:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: Moe Tzadik

Who are the other 3 in the picture? Did all three have a part in this?


22 posted on 10/30/2009 2:39:08 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: Moe Tzadik

Evil lives.


23 posted on 10/30/2009 2:41:34 PM PDT by secret garden (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: mupcat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders_of_Channon_Christian_and_Christopher_Newsom


24 posted on 10/30/2009 2:43:18 PM PDT by Moe Tzadik
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To: fujimoh

Short video of verdict being read and parents’ reactions at the below link:

http://www.wbir.com/news/breaking/story.aspx?storyid=103206&catid=29


25 posted on 10/30/2009 2:53:11 PM PDT by Jim Hill
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To: Moe Tzadik

Thanks MT, just missed it I guess.


26 posted on 10/30/2009 3:00:43 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I wonder if the murderer hated the victims.

They'd be a lot deader if he did doncha know.

27 posted on 10/30/2009 3:23:46 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This was a hate crime. Pure and simple. I hope the low-life scum burns in hades!


28 posted on 10/30/2009 3:35:22 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"..J.C. Watts)
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To: mupcat
Two more trials to go...

I really feel for the Christian and Newsome families.

29 posted on 10/30/2009 3:41:55 PM PDT by pandemoniumreigns
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To: Jim Hill

Thanks for the link to the video. This killer had absolutely no emotion throughout the trial, the verdict nor the punishment handed down. Either he is a true defect of nature or sedated ... I now the first is true.


30 posted on 10/30/2009 3:51:21 PM PDT by fujimoh
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“.. soon we will hear Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson ..”

No we won’t hear from them nor Obama; they silenced the media on this ... those are their words.


31 posted on 10/30/2009 3:53:33 PM PDT by fujimoh
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To: mupcat

There were 5 involved in this: 2 sentenced, 1 pending trial, 1 guy is in federal prison and has not been charged and the woman is trying to get immunity and not be charged. They need to throw the book at her too as in her own words, she participated WILLINGLY.


32 posted on 10/30/2009 3:55:38 PM PDT by fujimoh
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To: Moe Tzadik

lalalala ...we’re alike blah blah blah..


33 posted on 10/30/2009 4:01:13 PM PDT by wardaddy (folks, these freepathons are taking too long tightwads, shame on us in front of the kooks)
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To: mupcat

All of the 4 had a part in it. They are all animals and deserve to die a slow, painful death. Unfortunately the liberals who wrote our existing laws say that causing pain to animals such as these is prohibited. I am afraid if I was the parent of either of these kids, all 4 of these a**hats would be dead by now and I would be on trial.


34 posted on 10/30/2009 4:06:22 PM PDT by calex59 (We want our constitution back, and we will get it back.)
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To: wardaddy

True. I shouldn’t be so judgmental.

What on earth could have caused them to stray from their medical school studies, retirement home volunteer work, high tech jobs and religious studies?

Surely this is just an aberration, the first time any of them even thought of something like this, no doubt caused by White Privilege and its attendant and inherent racism.

The horribly mutilated, raped and tortured victims were actually the true aggressors.

I’m going to stop now before I do or say something that in and of itself will become a post on FR.


35 posted on 10/30/2009 4:23:51 PM PDT by Moe Tzadik
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To: calex59
if I was the parent of either of these kids, all 4 of these a**hats would be dead by now and I would be on trial.

You bet! Could not agree more

36 posted on 10/30/2009 7:01:18 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: fujimoh

Thanks, just didn’t check the source for further information.


37 posted on 10/30/2009 7:05:37 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: pandemoniumreigns
I really feel for the Christian and Newsome families

Cannot imagine what they are going through. Lost my parents in a flood many years ago, but nothing like this. What a horrible way to die.

38 posted on 10/30/2009 7:09:14 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too bad it’s not 1909—the citizens would have already handled this.........


39 posted on 10/30/2009 7:32:06 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (Dreams from My Father--(food, shelter, and education from some typical white folks)
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To: Mac from Cleveland; Moe Tzadik

hear hear...and folks behaved better too


40 posted on 10/30/2009 8:29:02 PM PDT by wardaddy (folks, these freepathons are taking too long tightwads, shame on us in front of the kooks)
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