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First Guilty Verdict Found in Horrific Torture/Rape/Murder Case
Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | August 25, 2009 | Jamie Satterfield

Posted on 08/25/2009 1:04:12 PM PDT by ferrgus

In a case that's been widely ignored by the mainstream media, justice prevailed today as Letalvis Cobbins was found guilty of the vast majority of charges, including that of first-degree murder. Cobbins was one of a group of thugs who carjacked, then raped, tortured and murdered two Knoxville residents. For more on the story, see the Knoxville News-Sentinel. http://digg.com/d311xYc


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christian; cobbins; death; deathpenalty; evil; hatecrime; injustice; knoxville; liberal; liberalism; life; media; msm; murder; newsom; parole; prison; racism; racist; socialism; tennessee

1 posted on 08/25/2009 1:04:13 PM PDT by ferrgus
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To: ferrgus

Are they going to the gas chamber? That would be the only good news.


2 posted on 08/25/2009 1:05:20 PM PDT by angcat (GO YANKEES! I LOVE MY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ferrgus

Suppose there’s any chance the MSM will cover this even now?

Not one.


3 posted on 08/25/2009 1:06:05 PM PDT by kjo
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To: angcat

Possibly, in about 20 years.


4 posted on 08/25/2009 1:06:06 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From Barack Hussein Al-Obama. Amen.)
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To: ferrgus

I read about this case when it first happened. Perp deserves to be thrown into one of Vick’s dog kennels.


5 posted on 08/25/2009 1:06:46 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: ferrgus

I’m going to intentionally watch CNN and MSNBC tonight, so I can get full coverage of this case.


6 posted on 08/25/2009 1:08:58 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

“I’m going to intentionally watch CNN and MSNBC tonight, so I can get full coverage of this case.”

Be sure to bring a good book and popcorn. It is going to be a long night....like watching the Red Sox!


7 posted on 08/25/2009 1:10:42 PM PDT by blue-duncan
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To: ferrgus

This society is much better off with these people behind bars.


8 posted on 08/25/2009 1:18:08 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: ferrgus

The only way the MSM will cover this story is if a mob busts Letalvis Cobbins out of jail and they find him hanging from a bridge support the next morning.

But, then THAT would be a “hate” crime.


9 posted on 08/25/2009 1:21:02 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: ferrgus

This is the first I have heard of this case. These guys were animals.


10 posted on 08/25/2009 1:21:50 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: ferrgus
"A woman juror, however, bowed out after Friday’s graphic photographic evidence of the couple’s rape injuries. "

Lethal injection is too good for these people.

11 posted on 08/25/2009 1:22:07 PM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: kjo

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_COUPLE_SLAIN?SITE=NHPOR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

AP has a story on it - where it goes from there, who knows.


12 posted on 08/25/2009 1:24:30 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: jdub

They need to turn them over to Channon’s dad. Anytime I see him here on the local news, he’s the picture that would go next to the word “tightly wound.”


13 posted on 08/25/2009 1:25:32 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: ferrgus

I believe the jury consists of 7 blacks, 4 white and an Asian.

Good for them, doing justice without reference to race.

I’ve never been more disappointed in my life than on the day the jury acquitted OJ because he was rich, famous and black.


14 posted on 08/25/2009 1:25:41 PM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: ferrgus
An account of how they died.

I'm sure any year now, Jessie and Al and the ACLU will be screaming “Hate Crime” and “No Justice No Peace”

There was a similar murder by a gang of black men & women of a white woman that they kidnapped raped, then scrubbed with Clorox and wire brushes before killing her. It barely made the national news and you had to read to the end. Even with the killers admitting their motive was race, it was considered a “local story”.

Sadly, the fact that these horrible crimes are all but covered up by the media sends the signal that racism, even brutal racism is okay, as long as the victim is white.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/newsom.asp

15 posted on 08/25/2009 1:34:59 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: ferrgus
An account of how they died.

I'm sure any year now, Jessie and Al and the ACLU will be screaming “Hate Crime” and “No Justice No Peace”

There was a similar murder by a gang of black men & women of a white woman that they kidnapped raped, then scrubbed with Clorox and wire brushes before killing her. It barely made the national news and you had to read to the end. Even with the killers admitting their motive was race, it was considered a “local story”.

Sadly, the fact that these horrible crimes are all but covered up by the media sends the signal that racism, even brutal racism is okay, as long as the victim is white.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/newsom.asp

16 posted on 08/25/2009 1:40:09 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

So...how in the hell was this NOT a hate crime?


17 posted on 08/25/2009 1:56:21 PM PDT by kjo
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To: kjo
So...how in the hell was this NOT a hate crime?

Minorities are incapable of hate. Only whites can hate.

18 posted on 08/25/2009 1:58:23 PM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: kjo

Personally, I don’t like hate crime legislation - anything that elevates one group above another because of the nature of that group is wrong.

That being said though - if you’re going to charge for hate crimes, you might as well charge every case of one race against another race as a hate crime - until they get rid of hate crime laws.


19 posted on 08/25/2009 2:01:35 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Yeah...exactly!

Why do these laws only work one way?

Our politicians are idiots.


20 posted on 08/25/2009 2:06:56 PM PDT by kjo
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To: ferrgus
The linked story indicates that the male victim "Newsome was shot to death and left along railroad tracks near the house." Actually he was led out there nude, shot, then doused with gasoline and set afire. Railroad employees found his still-smoking body. Unconfirmed reports say that his genitals had been cut off while he was still alive. There is no doubt that he had definitely been repeatedly raped by the black goons.

You definitely have to wonder whether the 2 victims would have had a chance had they been carrying (a) firearm(s) (a right the Left wants denied to law-abiding people), and used them effectively. An even stronger case could be made regarding the 5 white victims of 2 black thugs in the "Wichita massacre" case. They were victims of a home invasion. At one point, there were 3 unarmed white males against one armed black hood. A white woman about to be raped found herself within 2 feet of her assailant's abandoned pistol, while he was involved with opening his zipper. She was afraid to grab it, partly because she did not know how to operate a gun.

21 posted on 08/25/2009 2:12:33 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: SJSAMPLE

You might also try Fox News, the online new site does not think it worth reporting. I am glad to see that you didn’t even give ABCCBS even a nod.


22 posted on 08/25/2009 2:16:16 PM PDT by BilLies
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To: Tennessee_Bob
From the AP story: Some conservative Internet commentators and white supremacist agitators accused the national media of reverse discrimination by failing to give the case involving white victims and black suspects the same attention paid to white-on-black hate crimes. Investigators said the attack wasn't a hate crime, just a carjacking that went terribly wrong. Local media and The Associated Press have covered developments in the case since it began. So, show of hands: Aside from locals, how many of you had even heard of this story? Okay, good. Now, how about the Duke lacrosse team story? I thought so.
23 posted on 08/25/2009 2:21:27 PM PDT by ferrgus
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To: TChris

That’s the problem with hate crimes. If you’re gonna have them, you need to do em all. Every inter-racial murder isn’t a hate crime, but how do you tell them apart? Murder is murder. They should fry these b*stards ASAP.

parsy, who figures it will take a few years


24 posted on 08/25/2009 2:27:23 PM PDT by parsifal (Dare I mention the term common sense? Book of Vinnie - Chapter 58 Verse 1 (The Boomer Bible))
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To: jdub

I really don’t see why we cannot have a prompt, public hanging. Or, why couldn’t be put them in a third world hellhole prision for a couple of years, then have the hanging.

what we have is an injustice system, not a justice system.


25 posted on 08/25/2009 2:27:25 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: ferrgus
Where the “there is no evidence of a hate crime” argument has been used: HOW MANY BLACK COUPLES HAVE HAD THE SAME TREATMENT AS THE POOR PEOPLE IN THIS CRIME BY OTHER BLACKS. And as I have learned today, a similar black against white crime occurred in Wichita in 2002 by two brothers named CARR.
I do not think the MSM would even report Knoxville crime if it was perpetuated against Gays. This crime, and particularly the outrageous non-reporting by the MSM upsets me no end.
26 posted on 08/25/2009 2:37:06 PM PDT by BilLies
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To: Tennessee_Bob
From the srticle:

Some conservative Internet commentators and white supremacist agitators accused the national media of reverse discrimination by failing to give the case involving white victims and black suspects the same attention paid to white-on-black hate crimes. Investigators said the attack wasn't a hate crime, just a carjacking that went terribly wrong.

Hmm.

27 posted on 08/25/2009 2:38:45 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: BilLies
Perhaps that SOB, i.e., the Son of OBama, might invite the perps to the White House for a beer or two and talk about helping expanding the interracial dialog.
28 posted on 08/25/2009 2:44:57 PM PDT by BilLies
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To: Slyfox
carjacking that went terribly wrong

I guess with that logic that the Black Panthers or the KKK were church and philanthropic groups that went terribly wrong.

29 posted on 08/25/2009 2:47:38 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: ferrgus

Crucify the bastard and then burn the cross on which he is nailed. I’m serious.


30 posted on 08/25/2009 2:56:20 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (The way to destroy a countercultural movement is to have white people start liking it.)
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To: popdonnelly
"This society is much better off with these people behind bars planted six feet deep."
31 posted on 08/25/2009 2:58:07 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Slyfox

Amazing.
A carjacking gone “wrong” usually ends with a dead thug lying in his own blood and fecal matter.
At worst, the car owner is murdered.

Rarely are they abducted, raped, tortured and systematically murdered.


32 posted on 08/26/2009 5:27:24 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: NavVet

Don’t forget the “Wichita Massacre” where a group of black thugs staged a home invasion and succeeded in raping, torturing and murdering three people. One survived.

No “hate” there, either.


33 posted on 08/26/2009 5:28:29 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: All

The jury wimped out and gave him life without parole.


34 posted on 08/26/2009 6:26:10 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: TennesseeGirl

Today the Cobbins jury sentenced the law abiding taxpayer to a life of labor without parole to provide at their expense a lazy, cowardly murder, degenerate rapist, sadistic torturer, and worthless thief with 3 square meals and snacks to eat, comfortable clothing to wear, soft bedding to sleep, a blanket to cover a chill, a soft pillow to rest his weary head, a roof to keep him dry, heat to keep warm in the winter, exercise equipment to stay in shape, water and other beverages to quench his thirst, light to see, a library to read, a chair to sit, friends to talk to, and a recreation room to have fun, everyday for the rest of his life.

His two victims however, have been sentenced to eternity to nothing but a cold dark grave.

To the jury and others this is justice and right, and as it should be.

To me this is the logic of a society goaded by political correctness to have sympathy for the devil and apathy for his victims.


35 posted on 08/26/2009 8:55:32 PM PDT by Main Street (Stuck in traffic.)
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To: Main Street

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


36 posted on 08/27/2009 5:20:51 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: ferrgus

BTTT for those who missed this a long time ago......


37 posted on 08/27/2009 5:27:03 AM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: ferrgus

My son lives in the Nashville area. The sentencing is in and he did NOT get the death penaly.

Why was this not tried as a hate crime. . . Aggravated black on white crime? (as if I didn’t know)


38 posted on 08/27/2009 8:34:46 AM PDT by RatRipper (I HATE tax & spend politicians)
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