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    Accused Killers of Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian on trial #3

    Continue here. IIRC, Davidson's trial is set for September 21st, 2009

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    Accused Killers of Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian on trial #2 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    Background articles, documents, photos and videos:
    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/au...urders-knoxvi/

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders...stopher_Newsom
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    I agree ******. I would like for them all to be sentenced to death (immediately). I was just trying to figure out why the jury went the way they did. I seriously doubt that the family that the defense put on the stand had any bearing on their decision. They just weren't believable. Fake crying, talking about what a good person/influence Cobbins was. He's a murderer, rapist, how can he be a good influence on your child? I wonder if his family even knew the details of his crime? I don't remember seeing them on the days before. IDK, maybe a juror will give an interview and explain how they came to the decision that they did.


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    I AM COMPLETELY SICK TO MY STOMACH. This is a true injustice and those jurors should be ashamed of themselves. And his family can go to he&^ they are all horrible liars and pathetic in my eyes. I hope he gets what he deserves in general pop.....he hopefully won't last long there.

    I'm completely disgusted right now.



    I can't use enough of these at the moment, what a disgusting pig Cobbins is....


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    His family obviously wasn't there for him in the past, and now all of a sudden say they will come see him. I don't believe they will, never bothered in the past so why would they now? I want to know why the jury decided the way they did as well. My heart go's out to Christian and Newsom family.


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    Finally able to check on this case. I am truly wondering what this jury was thinking. Flabbergasted to say the least. Thanks for all the updates. What a sad outcome.


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    In Tenn. if someone is driving the getaway car in a burglery and a person is murdered... does the getaway driver get charged with the murder also?
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    The sick part about this is he is going to have it much better in jail, like the father said. For this guy it is like getting a vacation for life, no work, no worries and sex for life. Sad part is he is going to be placed in jail with the general population, the inmates that may be there for drug use, writing out bad checks, heck they are the ones that have to be afraid. Every time I see a new case I always think this is the worst, after reading what happened to this beautiful young couple it just don't get any worse. I say an eye for an eye, let his a$$ get hog tided, raped, beat and put in a trash can that's where he belongs. If I was on that jury my thought would be what if this nut ever gets out or escapes.......PUT HIM TO DEATH. As a parent myself of a wonderful young man, I have wondered how I would feel if my son ever took someone else's life. I can honestly say I will always love my son, BUT if he ever did something this horrible I don't think I would have a hard time with him being put to death because I would not want him on this earth. I pray god gives the parents strength and comfort, I can't imagine the pain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dgfred View Post
    In Tenn. if someone is driving the getaway car in a burglery and a person is murdered... does the getaway driver get charged with the murder also?
    I'm pretty sure we do but here's a link:

    http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/laws/laws.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by ****** View Post
    If TN has the felony murder rule (I didn't check) it's possible. Would be very fact dependent. Do you have a specific case in mind?
    Yes, this one. How could Romeo be there 'from start to finish' and then not be just as responsible as the ring leader... how did he NOT get death?
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    Thanks for posting the clip of the parents after the LWOP decision on the now closed thread. I wanted the DP also but as one poster pointed out it may cost the state more to do the DP because of appeals. I laughed at the Jeffrey Dalmer comment.

    Well, I was in TN on Thursday and the decision of the jury was the talk of some workers at a place called the Gathering on Main St. in Sevierville. I so wanted to stop in Knoxville and take a picture outside the courthouse but illness shortened my trip. I did not even get a chance to get a Knoxville daily. I did get the TN Star Journal which was a waste of my fifty cents.

    Davidison trial will probably be one for the books. I hope Gary gets some calm down assistance.


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    Victims' Rights Task Force kept close watch on Cobbins trial

    As the Letalvis Cobbins' trial unfolded, the first in the Christian-Newsom murders, there was a group paying very close attention, the East Tennessee Victims' Rights Task Force. More>>


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    Proposed jury questionnaire for Davidson trial


    Jury selection begins next week in the trial of LeMaricus Davidson, the alleged ringleader in the Christian-Newsom murders. More>>


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    Community fund created to support Christian - Newsom families


    The dedication and the suffering of the families of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom has become the talk of Knoxville as the defendants are put on trial for the couple's murders. More>>


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    Jury for Thomas trial being selected in Hamilton Co.

    The jury for George Thomas, the third defendant to stand trial in the Christian-Newsom murders, is being selected in Hamilton County. The process began Monday. More>>


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    http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story...=97386&catid=2

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    Judge Richard Baumgartner headed to Chattanooga Monday to find another jury for an upcoming high profile double murder case that has captivated Knox County.
    George Thomas is set to go to trial on October 28th. He is accused of torturing and killing Channon Christian and Chris Newsom in January 2007
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    After the judge gets back from Chattanooga, he will start searching for a fair and impartial jury for Lemaricus Davidson's trial.


    On Tuesday, the judge will give nearly 1,000 potential Knox County jurors questionnaires to see if they have already formed an opinion abou the high-profile case.


    Davidson has asked for a Knox County jury for a Knox County trial. Davidson is expected to go to trial on September 21st. However, Judge Baumgartner told attorneys he believes it could take at least 2 weeks to find a jury. He is unsure what he will do, if he still can't find a panel after 2 weeks of searching.


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    Judge B. may need to go to the moon to find an uninformed jury. IMO
    Well I guess some have not formed an opinion in this case. Davidison or Thomas


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    BBM and Swat Teams?

    Jury selection is underway Tuesday in Knoxville for the trial of LeMaricus Davidson, the alleged ringleader in the Christian-Newsom murders.
    Nine hundred people were originally summoned to the Civic Coliseum.
    Court officials said about 600 of those have been able to answer the summons. SWAT teams are present and potential jurors have to go through metal detectors.

    More at link:
    http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=11025147


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    This has got to be taking a toll on Judge Richard Baumgartner. He was looking worn toward the end of Cobbins trial.

    I continue to think of the Christian and Newsome families, especially Gary Christian and hope they eventually find peace.


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    Over 90 percent of Davidson jury pool had already heard of case

    http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=11040264


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    Thanks Suzi for the link....I have been trying to figure out what Davidson thinks the benefit of having a jury from Knoxville will be? What does he think will be so different between a jury in Knoxville and a jury from elsewhere? For the life of me I can't figure out what his reasoning is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by steelergirl View Post
    Thanks Suzi for the link....I have been trying to figure out what Davidson thinks the benefit of having a jury from Knoxville will be? What does he think will be so different between a jury in Knoxville and a jury from elsewhere? For the life of me I can't figure out what his reasoning is.
    IDK, unless he thinks a jury from Knoxville won't be seated and the process of picking one will start over again delaying his trial?


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    Added round of jury selection scheduled for Davidson trial

    The court has scheduled an additional round of jury selection for the trial of LeMaricus Davidson, bringing another group of hundreds to the Civic Coliseum.
    Around 800 summons will be sent to potential jurors for Monday, September 14. Court officials said they expect about half those people to answer the summons and fill out questionnaires.
    The second group will be on standby just in case the court cannot seat a jury from the first batch of potential jurors called on September 1.

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    Davidson's defense seeks to block experts' testimony

    http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=11090884


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    Once again I am sickened by the treatment the TRASH involved in these murders have been given by the court system in Knoxville. It was ruled today that IF Davidson takes the stand the state can bring up his prior robbery conviction, but not his prior carjacking conviction. IF I am wrong in what I repeated and believe me I do want to be wrong then please, SuziQ, anyone, correct me. These poor families, my heart aches to the core for them. I realize every person has to have their day in court, I realize that I probably would not make a good juror since I wear my heart on my sleeve and empathize with people, BUT.......how do the defense attorneys sleep at night? How can a judge rule on something like this with the decision he did? I can't stand to see people who have worked for what they have to be beaten up like these families have been.
    There has been a charity set up to receive donations for the month of September for the families and to help defray the cost of them taking off from work and such so that they can be in court every time these ****S are in court. They reported tonight that there has been over 6,000.00 collected so far.
    I sat and talked to my husband and mother tonight about this case and I consider myself lucky, I consider my family lucky, if that is what you want to call it. The closest family member I have had to pass away is my father who died 4 years ago at the age of 59. He died of asbestos poisoning, my mother came home and found him. I was a daddy's girl, I adored him, my mother is my best friend, but I knew my father was dying, I watched him suffer daily and after the days and months of watching him smother and almost losing my mind when he passed, I still got those last few days with him. I cannot imagine losing him or anyone to a violent death. I watched a son go to Iraq and back and I cried for days because I was so afraid, but I had those days with him. I guess what I am trying to say is those of us who HAVEN'T lost someone close to violence will never know the pain, anguish and courage the surviving family members go through. I know there are a lot of people on this site who have seen that part of society and my heart goes out to you.
    Things like this make the world scary at times especially since it happened within 15 minutes from my home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by steelergirl View Post
    Thanks Suzi for the link....I have been trying to figure out what Davidson thinks the benefit of having a jury from Knoxville will be? What does he think will be so different between a jury in Knoxville and a jury from elsewhere? For the life of me I can't figure out what his reasoning is.
    This may be a silly question, but can this work FOR him in the round of appeals? Using this as a defense on not getting a fair trial? If he asked for a Knox jury can he be allowed to use that excuse for not receiving an impartial jury? Did that make any sense?


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