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GUILTY TN - Chris Newsom, 23, & Channon Christian, 21, murdered, Knoxville, 6 Jan 2007 #13

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  1. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    Watch live here:Or here:
    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.)
    Full Coverage and Background info:Videos:
    Twitter links:
    Jamie Satterfield - Knoxville News Sentinel:
    http://twitter.com/jamiescoop

    WBIR:
    http://twitter.com/wbirymartinez

    WATE:
    http://twitter.com/gpatterson12
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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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    Muffet Autocorrect is my worst enema

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    Good morning. Here's to justice for Chris and Channon and a measure of peace for their families. :coffee:
     
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    Muffet Autocorrect is my worst enema

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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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    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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    here we go!!!
     
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    I see the Newsomes seated in the courtroom.
     
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    Muffet Autocorrect is my worst enema

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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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    For a question???
     
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    [​IMG]

    And the judge just came in. Court's in session.
     
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    I don't see the Christians in the courtroom.
     
  12. Muffet

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    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. :waitasec:
     
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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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    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 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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