I haven't had a chance to read through all the posts so I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but I thought I'd go ahead and post this link to a local news station with a link to live trial coverage:
This station is also showing coverage on 10 news 2.
In The Forest With The Top Down
Her friend is on the stand identifying the clothing Channon was last seen in. They just pulled out her pretty pink shoes.
Witness is now under cross.....
ETA: not sure if she's under defense cross or not. The questions seem to be that of a prosecutor.
Gary Christian, Channon's father is on the stand.
Deena Christian, Channon's mother is on the stand.
How heartbreaking to sit on the stand and identify your daughter's clothing.
I'm so confused. So far the defense cross seems to be merely confirming and verifying information brought up by the prosecution and witnesses.
SuziQ, I thought the same thing. How is that going to prove their client wasn't involved in the murders?
I saw the photo as well. It seemed as if all the air was sucked out of the room.
Blaming it all on Lemaricus and Boyd. They do need to charge Boyd with carjacking, rape, torture and murder right along with these other individuals. We know he was the only one who had a car, his cousin's.
Last edited by SuziQ; 08-17-2009 at 06:23 PM. Reason: wrong word
I believe the most telling testimony came from Xavier, Leroy and I think Jerome A. Between the three came a time when four males were seen in the 4-runner and timed the three pops coming from the train tracks.
I was not prepared for the photo of Chris Newsome. The railroad guy who discovered him said he wanted to be away from there, that it felt evil.
The three witnesses to the three pops heard looked really comfortable on the stand and seemed proud to be there. What do you make of the difference between the one testimony of hearing the pops at 1:45am and the other hearing them at 5ish am? Chris was shot three times right? I'm coming into this story late and probably have alot of facts wrong.
I don't know if the defense is just trying to save Cobbins from DP, or if they are waiting to attack the DNA.
I also don't get the 12:30 AM phone call to her dad.
I went back through some older articles and found that Chris left the halls party at around 9 to go pick up Channon. That's about a 30 minute drive. I seem to recall that they also went to grab a bite to eat. And that they both were in Kara's apartment for awhile watching a movie. Perhaps 12:30 isn't so late after all. I just need to find these other articles and post the links.
Newsom left sometime around 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, to pick up Christian. Christian phoned her dad at 12:30 a.m. Childress said Gary Christian told authorities she sounded normal.
Waste Connections of Tennessee employee Xavier Jenkins would see Christian's 4 Runner outside Davidson's house on Chipman Street sometime after 12:30 a.m. and before 2 a.m.
Freeman called Davidson at 3:51 a.m.
"It didn't sound like Slim," Freeman testified last week. "He said, 'It's me, baby girl.' That's when I knew it was Slim, 'cause that's what he called me. I said, 'You don't sound like yourself.' He was breathing kind of heavy. His voice sounded really strained."
At 7:45 a.m. R&T Castings employee Roy Thurman saw smoke coming from railroad tracks near the Chipman Street house.
Oh, and during the Boyd trial, it came out that furniture is an urban slang for pot.