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  • Victims' Families Can't Sit Up Front With Photos (Christian and Newsom Murder Update)

    03/26/2013 9:25:17 AM PDT · by ItsOurTimeNow · 24 replies
    Lex18 ^ | AP
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The families of two young torture killing victims in Knoxville can wear photo buttons of their loved ones or they can sit up front in the courtroom, but not both. **excerpt**
  • Public deserves to know if officials enabled ex-judge

    02/19/2012 8:06:51 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 2/19/12 | NEWS SENTINEL EDITORIAL BOARD
    As more details of ex-Judge Richard Baumgartner's behavior while in the grip of prescription drug addition come to light, more disturbing questions arise. The public needs answers. A News Sentinel investigative report published one week ago revealed the disgraced Criminal Court judge allegedly shook down court employees for painkillers and intimidated a court security officer into becoming one of his pill suppliers, and that the Knox County Sheriff's Office had at least three chances to uncover his misdeeds. Baumgartner's fall has thrown the criminal justice system in Knox County into disarray. The four defendants in the gruesome Christian/Newsom killings will...
  • How Richard Baumgartner, a drug-addicted judge, stayed on the bench despite warnings

    02/12/2012 9:59:12 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 2/12/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    Court of secrecy: How Richard Baumgartner, a drug-addicted judge, stayed on the bench despite warningsIt was a Thursday night in January 2010 when the phone rang at the Andersonville home of then-Knox County Sheriff's Office courtroom security officer Meredith Driskell. "He said, 'I'm coming to get those pills.' He told me to put them in a brown paper bag. I told him no ... but he told me I was going to," she recalled when contacted by the News Sentinel. "So, I put them in a brown paper bag and handed it to him, my husband, who hadn't been in...
  • Please give moral support to Christian/Newsom families (Vanity)

    08/28/2009 11:41:10 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 8 replies · 1,097+ views
    Facebook ^ | Aug 28, 2009 | Self
    "Please Pray for Justice for my baby girl and our angel, Channon" http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=10952439561&ref=nf
  • Tennessee Jury Lets Torturer-Murderer-Rapist Live (Channon Christian/Chrisopher Newsom)

    08/28/2009 12:25:31 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 29 replies · 1,504+ views
    DC SCOTUS Examiner ^ | 28 AUG 09 1328 EST | Hans Bader
    Tennessee Jury Lets Torturer-Murderer-Rapist Live, to Prey on Others August 28, 12:24 PMDC SCOTUS ExaminerHans BaderPrevious Comment Print Email RSS Subscribe Subscribe Get alerts when there is a new article from the DC SCOTUS Examiner. Read Examiner.com's terms of use. Email Address Include other special offers from Examiner.com Terms of Use Some juries are indulgent towards even the most vicious and plainly-guilty criminals. A Nashville jury just let a nightmarishly-evil torturer-murderer-rapist, Letalvis Cobbins, escape the death penalty in the rapes, torture, mutilation, and murders of Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian. Now, he can spend the rest of his life raping...
  • Torture-slaying trial, Day 8: Jurors convict Cobbins of first-degree murder (not called hate crime)

    08/25/2009 9:07:19 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 66 replies · 2,951+ views
    knox news ^ | 5 mins ago
    KNOXVILLE Jurors this morning convicted Letalvis Cobbins of first-degree murder in the torture-slaying of Knox County couple Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. -snip- Description of crime (Wikipedia); 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...
  • House linked to carjacking/slayings razed; memorial planned (Channon Christian-Chris Newsom Murders)

    10/23/2008 7:34:08 AM PDT · by d-back · 12 replies · 784+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Oct 22, 2008 | News Sentinel Staff
    A house where a Knox County couple was tortured and slain was razed today."It was an evil place," said Gary Christian, whose 21-year-old daughter was killed inside the 2316 Chipman St. house. "I'm glad it's gone."Waste Connections Inc., which is located next door to the house, bought it with the intent of tearing it down and putting in its place a memorial honoring Channon Christian and 23-year-old Christopher Newsom. "We have to work every day next to this awful scene," said Waste Connections division vice president Benson Henry.Henry said that the firm wants to keep the memorial simple."We want something...
  • News Filtered by Media --- Christian and Newsome Murders

    05/11/2007 8:16:20 PM PDT · by jyro · 21 replies · 3,223+ views
    WVLT News, Knoxville ^ | Feb 8, 2007 | Whitney Daniel, WVLT Staff
    The major media has ignored this. Why did the Duke case get major coverage and this not? Channon Christian and her boyfriend Christopher Newsom were out for a date in January 2007 when the couple were carjacked, brutally tortured, and raped before being murdered and dumped. Christopher was bound, stripped, and raped. While he was still alive his penis was cut off, then he was shot, and finally set on fire all while his girlfriend was made to watch. His body was dumped by a set of railroad tracks. Channon was kept alive and gang-raped repeatedly over the next four...
  • Marshal: Man shot, burned; woman raped

    01/11/2007 4:34:32 PM PST · by SmithL · 52 replies · 10,307+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 1/11/7 | Matt Lakin and Don Jacobs
    Investigators believe Channon Christian was held hostage and raped repeatedly for several days before being killed, a federal marshal said today. The news came on the same day that authorities captured three men sought for questioning in her death and that of her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom. Authorities believe she and Newsom were abducted after a weekend carjacking in North Knoxville that ultimately led to both their deaths, said Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Rich Knighten of the Western District of Kentucky. "They did some really nasty things to this lady," Knighten said. Newsom was shot and his body burned, Knighten said....
  • Suspects plead not guilty to killing couple on date

    01/19/2007 2:52:53 PM PST · by KantianBurke · 20 replies · 970+ views
    CNN ^ | 19 Jan 07 | AP
    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- Two suspects in a case in which a young couple out for a date were carjacked and killed pleaded not guilty in federal court as prosecutors described their long criminal history. Lemaricus Davidson, 25, and Eric Boyd, 34, were arraigned separately. Davidson was charged with carjacking and firearms charges, and Boyd with being an accessory after the fact to the carjacking. Family members of victims Channon Christian, a 21-year-old University of Tennessee student, and her boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, wept as details of the carjacking and killings less than two weeks ago were recounted. The couple...
  • New suspect, new charges in Knoxville double murder

    02/06/2007 6:47:00 PM PST · by Eagles6 · 9 replies · 821+ views
    WBIR.com ^ | 2/1/2007 | Katie Allison Granju
    Four of the suspects in the deaths of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom are now facing state charges. Advertisement Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols released the 46-count indictment late Thursday. "We're about to embark on our best efforts to see that this case moves to trial on the first day that it is set," Nichols said. "We will be prepared, and we anticipate putting our best foot forward and seeking conviction on every count levied in this indictment." Last month, police say Christian and Newsom were carjacked, kidnapped and murdered. Newsom's shot and burned body was found near...
  • Four men charged in Knoxville double murder investigation

    02/07/2007 8:11:12 PM PST · by Eagles6 · 22 replies · 3,192+ views
    WATE 6 ^ | January 12, 2007 | Sonu Wasu and Adam Longo
    Four men are charged in connection with the double murder of a young Knoxville couple who was carjacked on a date. A Knoxville police spokesman says all four suspects are being held on federal charges related to the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23. However, none of the four have been charged with the killings. click to enlarge All four men were arrested Thursday. They are: Lemaricus Davidson, 25, Eric DeWayne Boyd, Letalvis Cobbins, 24, and George Thomas. Lemaricus Davidson was in federal court in Knoxville Friday morning. He faces three charges in connection with the murders...