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Death sentence for torture-murder ringleader
oak ridger ^ | today | Duncan Mansfield

Posted on 11/02/2009 10:00:16 AM PST by jessduntno

By Duncan Mansfield Associated Press Posted Nov 02, 2009 @ 09:00 AM KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —

The convicted ringleader in the 2007 carjacking and torture slaying of a young Tennessee couple has been sentenced to death.

Memphis native Lemaricus Davidson, 28, showed no reaction after jurors concluded four hours of deliberations and announced the sentence Friday in a case that raised racial tensions and inflamed Internet bloggers because the victims were white and the defendants are black.

The same jury convicted Davidson on Wednesday of more than 30 charges, including premeditated murder and felony murder, for the January 2007 attack on University of Tennessee student Channon Christian, 21, and her boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23.

"May you find peace with your maker," Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner told Davidson after the sentence was read -- the first death sentence by a Knox County jury since 1997.

"That was hard for those 12 people to do, I know. It would not have been hard for me to do," Christian's father Gary Christian said of the jury sentence.

"I have to ask the thousands and thousands of people that have been praying for our families to pray for (the jurors)," he said.

Gary Christian's wife, Deena, added: "The Christians, the Newsoms and all of Knoxville got justice today."

The victims were on a date when they were carjacked from her sport utility vehicle by several armed men, including Davidson.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: animals; devolution
Still just a local story...
1 posted on 11/02/2009 10:00:16 AM PST by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

Nothing to see here, folks. Just white folks tortured, raped and murdered.


2 posted on 11/02/2009 10:02:33 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: jessduntno

Quick, stick a needle in his arm before some wise Latina gives him the benefit of her unique life experiences.


3 posted on 11/02/2009 10:09:07 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The People have abdicated our duties; ... and anxiously hope for just two things: bread and circuses)
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To: jessduntno
a case that raised racial tensions and inflamed Internet bloggers because the victims were white and the defendants are black.

Gee, I guess I missed the riots and the preachers demanding a boycott and all the claims of racism and how all Blacks and their "racist society" caused all of this and the need for more laws and all the rest from the "inflamed racial tension"

4 posted on 11/02/2009 10:09:42 AM PST by San Jacinto
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To: jessduntno
Dear Junk Media,

The skin color of the people involved is irrelevant. What is relevant is the utter barbarism perpetrated here. If the skin color were reversed between victims and perpetrators our rage would burn just as bright. Meanwhile because of skin color, you junk media clowns are making excuses for barbaric perpetrators.

The US "News" Media, the hive of hypocrisy.

5 posted on 11/02/2009 10:11:57 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Note to the GOP: Do not count your votes until they are cast.)
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To: jessduntno
Still just a local story...

That may be,
but tell that to the family and friends of those
brutally raped, sodomized, tortured, and murdered

6 posted on 11/02/2009 10:13:58 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: jessduntno

The pendulum is starting to swing to the right and it’s about time.


7 posted on 11/02/2009 10:14:04 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: jessduntno

I think there’s a warm spot in hell waiting for this group. I hope the state makes a point of expediting their trip.


8 posted on 11/02/2009 10:16:07 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

With Tennessee’s death sentence appeals process, if he is put to death before he turns 50, we will be lucky.


9 posted on 11/02/2009 10:24:31 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The victims.

May they rest in peace.

10 posted on 11/02/2009 10:29:46 AM PST by d-back
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To: jessduntno

I’ve followed this case since it happened. Glad to see there is some justice for these two young people. Real justice would be if their killers suffer a terrifying, horrific death like the victims did.


11 posted on 11/02/2009 10:31:46 AM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: MNJohnnie
Why is this not a hate crime? Under the definition I think it clearly is.

Not that I agree with hate crime legislation. It's just amazing to me that it's never a hate crime when the victims are white.

Maybe Obama will state the jurors “acted stupidly”.

12 posted on 11/02/2009 10:45:23 AM PST by precisionshootist
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To: jessduntno

Am I reading this right? Christopher Newsom was raped before he was killed?


13 posted on 11/02/2009 10:45:44 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If I were the appellate judge:

Sentence confirmed! Appeales denied! Next!!!

Why is he still here? Stick a needle in him! Next, Next!!!


14 posted on 11/02/2009 10:47:24 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The People have abdicated our duties; ... and anxiously hope for just two things: bread and circuses)
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To: LeonardFMason

Yes, horrifically. Out of consideration of the families, let’s not dwell on details.


15 posted on 11/02/2009 10:48:47 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The People have abdicated our duties; ... and anxiously hope for just two things: bread and circuses)
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To: PistolPaknMama
In my view justice is not available in this case. The best we can hope for is the consolation of revenge and hope of deterrence.
16 posted on 11/02/2009 10:50:31 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The People have abdicated our duties; ... and anxiously hope for just two things: bread and circuses)
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To: LeonardFMason

Am I reading this right? Christopher Newsom was raped before he was killed?

Yep...and they say it wasn’t a hate crime...


18 posted on 11/02/2009 10:57:49 AM PST by jessduntno ("Faux News" to "Foe News"..."they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.")
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To: jessduntno
They hated everything!What those cretins did was tantamount to anything and everything that could be hated.
Skin color,sex,torture,rape of any way possible.
I honestly believe that any sane person reading this abomination can believe it was anything but.
When intelligent people read the article,can they walk away thinking this was not a hate crime??
It is proof that the system is set up.And,not for the common good.
19 posted on 11/02/2009 11:47:08 AM PST by xarmydog
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To: jessduntno
They hated everything!What those cretins did was tantamount to anything and everything that could be hated.
Skin color,sex,torture,rape of any way possible.
I honestly believe that any sane person reading this abomination can believe it was anything but.
When intelligent people read the article,can they walk away thinking this was not a hate crime??
It is proof that the system is set up.And,not for the common good.
20 posted on 11/02/2009 11:47:13 AM PST by xarmydog
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To: xarmydog

“It is proof that the system is set up. And,not for the common good.”

Not unless “reparations” are for the common good...


21 posted on 11/02/2009 12:12:49 PM PST by jessduntno ("Faux News" to "Foe News"..."they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.")
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To: jessduntno

“That was hard for those 12 people to do, I know. It would not have been hard for me to do,” Christian’s father Gary Christian said of the jury sentence.

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Nor me, Mr. Christian.

NOT IN THE LEAST.

Prayers for some peace, for you and your family.


22 posted on 11/02/2009 12:16:41 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: MNJohnnie
Dear Junk Media,

The skin color of the people involved is irrelevant. What is relevant is the utter barbarism perpetrated here. If the skin color were reversed between victims and perpetrators our rage would burn just as bright. Meanwhile because of skin color, you junk media clowns are making excuses for barbaric perpetrators.

The US "News" Media, the hive of hypocrisy.

My thoughts exactly.

23 posted on 11/02/2009 1:33:24 PM PST by jimt
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The best we can hope for is the consolation of revenge and hope of deterrence.

You can also look forward to permanent rehabilitation when the sentence is finally carried out. An ironclad guarantee THAT perp won't be a repeater.

24 posted on 11/02/2009 1:36:13 PM PST by jimt
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To: jimt

Yes, the hot shot has definitely proved effective in modifying behavior.


25 posted on 11/02/2009 1:38:13 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The People have abdicated our duties; ... and anxiously hope for just two things: bread and circuses)
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To: jessduntno

Define reparations?


26 posted on 11/02/2009 3:23:48 PM PST by xarmydog
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To: xarmydog

Define reparations?

The money you have worked for that POtuS and the ACORN nuts think they should redistribute for you...


27 posted on 11/02/2009 3:37:52 PM PST by jessduntno (TOTUS fails and POtuS becomes a phuttering stuck.)
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