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  • Eric Boyd given two life sentences plus 90 years for role in Christian-Newsom slayings

    09/21/2019 6:29:48 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 46 replies
    WATE ^ | Sep 18, 2019 / 11:21 AM EDT / Updated: Sep 18, 2019 / 06:38 PM EDT | WATE 6 staff
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A convicted murderer in the Christian-Newsom slayings was given two life sentences plus 90 years on Wednesday after previously being sentenced to life with the possibility of parole for all 18 murder convictions related to their deaths. Eric Boyd was given two life sentences and 90 years in prison for aggravated rape, kidnapping and robbery in the murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom. Last month, Boyd was found guilty on 36 charges following the deaths of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom. During his trial, Boyd received life sentences with the possibility of parole on all...
  • Forget the fair trial, let's just take a poll

    03/31/2012 6:36:08 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 9 replies ^ | March 31, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    On the evening of Feb. 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, 28. At the time of the shooting, an unarmed Martin was walking to the home of his father’s girlfriend in a Sanford gated community. Zimmerman was armed with a handgun and working as a community crime watch captain. Martin was African-American, and Zimmerman was Hispanic. Shortly before the shooting, Zimmerman was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, who admonished him not to follow Martin. In the following days, an eyewitness came forward to report that Martin was the aggressor, while Zimmerman cried...
  • When will Barack Obama call Melissa Coon? [her white son was set on fire by blacks] [media bias]

    03/27/2012 11:04:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies ^ | March 26th, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    We all know how much Barack Obama likes calling people up to apologize or feign empathy with them after some tragedy. He called Sandra Fluke after the big, bad Rush Limbaugh called her mean names on his nationally syndicated radio show. Obama then called the family of Trayvon Martin this past week, several weeks after the young 17-year old African-American youth was shot and killed by a Hispanic man, George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Of course, Zimmerman claims he was being attacked and an eyewitness apparently is verifying that story. Oddly enough, about the same time of the Trayvon Martin...
  • 'Wanted Dead or Alive' poster issued for George Zimmerman by New Black Panther Party

    03/27/2012 4:13:08 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 50 replies
    All Voices ^ | 23 March 2012 | Harold Michael Harvey
    new black panther party (nbpp) offers $10,000 for the murder of Zimmerman.

    10/28/2009 11:16:51 AM PDT · by cva66snipe · 66 replies · 2,772+ views
    Local Media Reports | October 28, 2009 | cva66snipe
    Davidson found guilty Murder One all counts.
  • Torture-slayings trial, Day 9: Jurors watch Davidson video; Christian's parents attack TV report

    KNOXVILLE - While jurors watched for the second time torture-slaying alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson's account after his arrest in the January 2007 slayings of a Knox County couple, the parents of one victim lashed out at defense claims of drug use. Within a half hour of resuming deliberations this morning, jurors pondering Davidson's fate in the slayings of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom asked for a replay of a two-hour-long interrogation video of Davidson after his Jan. 11, 2007 arrest.
  • Torture-slaying trial, Day 8: Jurors convict Cobbins of first-degree murder (not called hate crime)

    08/25/2009 9:07:19 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 66 replies · 2,951+ views
    knox news ^ | 5 mins ago
    KNOXVILLE — Jurors this morning convicted Letalvis Cobbins of first-degree murder in the torture-slaying of Knox County couple Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. -snip- Description of crime (Wikipedia); According to the testimony of the Knox County Acting Medical Examiner Dr. Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan at the subsequent trial of Eric Boyd, Newsom was repeatedly raped and then blindfolded, gagged, arms and feet bound and his head covered. Barefoot, he was either led or dragged outside the house to a set of nearby railroad tracks. He was shot in the back of the head, the neck, and the back, and his body then...
  • Boyd sentenced to maximum (Channon Christian & Chris Newsom Murders)

    10/17/2008 9:53:17 AM PDT · by d-back · 37 replies · 3,338+ views
    Knoxville News ^ | Oct 16, 2008 | Jamie Satterfield
    How?It is that question, Hugh Newsom testified Wednesday, that he cries out every day since his son and his son’s girlfriend were slain in a carjacking turned torture slaying.[snip]U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan did not have an answer, but for the families of the slain couple he did serve up the dish they sought — the toughest penalty allowed by federal law for Eric Dewayne “E” Boyd, whom a jury concluded earlier this year helped hide out slaying suspect Lemaricus Davidson.“The underlying crimes were unquestionably horrific in nature … and will long be felt by the families of Channon Christian...
  • 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...
  • 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...