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  • Trial dates set in carjacking-murders {Channon Christian/Christopher Newsom murders}

    05/17/2007 1:07:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 63 replies · 3,801+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5/17/7 | JAMIE SATTERFIELD
    State prosecutors today announced there would be separate trials for each of four suspects in the fatal double-carjacking case of a young couple in North Knoxville. Surprisingly, the suspect considered by federal authorities to be the ringleader, Lemaricus "Slim" Davidson, 25, will be third in line, not first. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price told Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner that the state planned to try Davidson’s brother, Letalvis "Rome" Cobbins, 24, first. Baumgartner set a May 12, 2008, trial date after defense attorney Kim Parton said that the state has not yet turned over the bulk of...
  • Dozens of New Charges in Double Murder Case Announced

    05/10/2007 4:16:22 AM PDT · by txlurker · 81 replies · 3,152+ views
    WVLT ^ | Last Updated: 11:40 AM Feb 8, 2007 | WVLT
    Knoxville (WVLT) - The District Attorney General of Knox County announced the list of charges facing now five suspects in the double murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. The District Attorney General Randy Nichols is not saying whether or not he will seek the death penalty, but he does say the state will seek conviction for all charges filed in a 24-page indictment from the Knox County Grand Jury. Lemaricus Davidson, 25, faces a total of 46 charges. Davidson was indicted on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and...
  • 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...
  • Murder in Black and White

    05/04/2007 11:06:06 AM PDT · by Verax · 13 replies · 1,933+ views
    Town Hall dot com ^ | 05/04/2007 | Mark Alexander
    Murder in black and whiteBy Mark M. AlexanderFriday, May 4, 2007 "Equal and exact justice to all men..." --Thomas JeffersonChannon Christian and Christopher Newsom were described by family and friends as a "clean-cut and faithful couple -- good kids." Channon was a senior at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she met Christopher. She and Chris went out on a Saturday dinner date, after which Channon called her mom and told her that they were on the way to visit friends. But Channon and Christopher never arrived at their friends' house -- or returned home. The next day, the...
  • Female suspect arraigned in Channon Christian, Chris Newsom murders (

    04/21/2007 4:28:01 AM PDT · by Verax · 49 replies · 4,970+ views
    WBIR ^ | 04/18/2007 | Katie Allison Granju
      Female suspect arraigned in Channon Christian, Chris Newsom murders Katie Allison Granju, Producer   Last Updated: 4/18/2007 1:13:35 PM Vanessa Coleman was arraigned in Knox County Criminal Court Wednesday for the murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom. Coleman appeared before a grand jury on indictments that included aggravated rape and first degree murder. Coleman is the only woman charged in the case, and the last suspect to be arraigned. She was arrested in Kentucky, and unsuccessfully fought extradition. Coleman is charged in the murders, along with Lemaricus Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins, and George Thomas. All four are scheduled...
  • TN: Bill would allow deadly force against carjackers

    02/15/2007 9:05:56 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 27 replies · 800+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 2/14/07 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE -- Spurred by violent crime in Memphis and elsewhere, Tennessee legislators have filed several bills to expand the legal rights of people to use deadly force when threatened by would-be attackers. One would specifically allow people in motor vehicles to kill or "cause serious bodily injury" to attackers -- both inside or outside the vehicle -- who they believe are threatening to murder, rape, kidnap, rob or carjack the car's occupants. That bill was filed Rep. Ulysses Jones and Sen. Reginald Tate, both Memphis Democrats. "I've heard a lot of support for this. It's time to give citizens the...
  • The Truth About Who Suffers And about who inflicts the suffering.

    04/11/2007 6:12:45 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 9 replies · 877+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 11, 2007 | Jack dunphy
    It may seem like ancient history now, but it was only a year ago that we were first subjected to the media circus that was the so-called and now-dropped Duke Rape Case. For months thereafter, you couldn’t pick up a newspaper or turn on the television or radio without learning some new tidbit about the accused lacrosse players, even as their accuser remained shrouded in mystery. Today we know there was no rape and now not even a case at all, but even in those early days it was apparent enough that there were glaring problems with the accuser’s story...
  • Four suspects charged with murder in Knoxville double Slaying

    04/06/2007 9:17:19 AM PDT · by Verax · 54 replies · 4,065+ views
    WATE Knoxville ^ | February 1, 2007 | Sonu Wasu
    February 1, 2007KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- Four suspects, including a woman arrested in Kentucky Wednesday night, are now facing murder, rape and kidnapping charges in the double slaying of a young Knoxville couple.But the location of the carjacking that began the series of charges in the investigation and why it happened is still being kept quiet.The suspects were indicted Thursday in Knox County, separate from the federal charges some of the men already face relating to the carjacking. The rape charges involve both murder victims, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.Lemaricus Davidson faces 46 counts including felony murder, premeditated murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape and theft.Letalvis Cobbins faces 46 counts including...
  • 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...
  • New suspect, new charges in Knoxville double murder

    02/06/2007 6:47:00 PM PST · by Eagles6 · 9 replies · 821+ views ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....