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Old 12-10-2009, 08:49 AM
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Accused Killers of Chris Newsom and Channon Christian on Trial #13 - G. Thomas Trial

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http://www.wate.com/global/Category.asp?c=173163

(These are unedited video feeds of the trial, likely to contain graphic testimony, images, and descriptions of a violent crime. Please be advised.)

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Channon Christian, Christopher Newsom murders - Knoxville News Sentinel
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/news/lo...ewsom-murders/

Case documents:
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/au...urders-knoxvi/

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16 minute video on the murders produced by the Knoxville News-Sentinel. (Thanks to William N.)
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WBIR:
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WATE:
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Names for reference:
Victims:
Chris Newsom
Channon Christian

Judge:
Richard Baumgartner

Attorneys for Prosecution:
Takisha Fitzgerald, AKA "TK"
Leland Price

Defense attorneys:
Thomas Dillard
Stephen Johnson

Parents:
Hugh and Mary Newsom
Gary and Deena Christian

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Old 12-10-2009, 09:07 AM
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Good morning. Here's to justice for Chris and Channon and a measure of peace for their families.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:31 AM
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wbirymartinez Twittered:
jury begins deliberating at 836 Thursday morning on thomas sentence

December 10, 2009 08:47:08 am
No activity in the courtroom since I loaded it at 7:45 my time, so I'm not sure what, if anything, they said in court before the jury went to deliberate.

They've already been deliberating for 50 minutes... I bet they have a sentence ready within another hour or two.

I hear voices in the courtroom now, but I doubt it's meaningful.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:35 AM
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I'm listening also Muffet, but haven't heard anything. Do we all agree that GT will most likely receive LWOP?
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I see the Newsomes seated in the courtroom.
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I haven't seen any tweets that there's a sentence, but the attorneys are seated in the courtroom...
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:53 AM
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jury is coming in for a questiom #cntrial
8 minutes ago from mobile web


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And the judge just came in. Court's in session.
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I don't see the Christians in the courtroom.
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For a question???
Yes. The Christians aren't there.

Judge tells the attys that the 2 questions are:

Do we need to fill out 4 sentencing forms?
Do aggravating circumstances need to be read aloud at sentencing?

He's about to bring them now.
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Do we need to fill out 4 sentencing forms?
Juror explains that they want to know if they should fill out a form for each victim...
Judge says yes, so it would be two forms for each charge - one for Chris, one for Channon...

As for question 2, do aggravating circumstances need to be read aloud at sentencing, the answer is yes.
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I don't understand legal technicalities enough to read anything into those questions, unless finding aggravated circumstances means the DP.
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Jamie isn't tweeting yet this morning, but here are the latest from Yvette Martinez at wbir:
  • And yes, the aggravating factors have to be read aloud by the foreman when they come back #cntrial 4 minutes ago from web
  • They will need to fill out four verdict forms and they have to come to a unanimous decision on each one #cntrial 4 minutes ago from web
  • The jury does not appear to be emotional as they get answers to their questions #cntrial 5 minutes ago from web
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:11 AM
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I don't understand legal technicalities enough to read anything into those questions, unless finding aggravated circumstances means the DP.

Morning everyone, just checking in to see if there is any word yet.

Wow that's kind of what it sounds like to me, I would be shocked if he got the DP, but I like being shocked.
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I'm listening also Muffet, but haven't heard anything. Do we all agree that GT will most likely receive LWOP?
I thought so.

It sounds like they're done deliberating the decision, if they're already at the form-filling stage.
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The question could be interpreted to mean that its death, and wonder if once they find that, do they have to continue to the others. Who knows.
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It's notable that it took the Davidson jury 4 hours of deliberation to sentence him to death.
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Good am friends, thanks for catching me up. I don't have any feed on either wbir or wate... was that it for this am so far, a couple questions?

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I'm going to go out on a limb and say its a death sentence.
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Did I miss it, or was that just to address the questions?? I'm so confused...it's too early in the morning and I haven't had my coffee so I apologize in advance!!!
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Something is very troubling to me about LC getting LWOP should GT get DP. We know for a fact GT raped Channon eg more than once. And I am not saying GT shouldn't receive DP, only that the appearance or possibility of disproportion to their known crimes, and disparity in that respective sentencing, would be troublesome.


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I think if it is the DP the judge will step in.
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