Brandon Sterne: Channon Gail Christian, 21, and Hugh Christopher Newsom, Jr., 23, were a couple from Knoxville, Tennessee. They were both raped, tortured and murdered after being kidnapped early on the morning of January 7, 2007. Their vehicle had been carjacked. Five suspects were arrested and charged in the case. The grand jury indicted four of the suspects on counts of murder, robbery, kidnapping, rape and theft. Three of those arrested, Letalvis D. Cobbins, Lemaricus Davidson and George Thomas, have been convicted on multiple charges including several counts of felony murder. After a jury trial Lemaricus Davidson was sentenced to death by lethal injection and Letalvis Cobbins and George Thomas were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Vanessa Coleman has been convicted of facilitating the crimes and sentenced to 53 years in prison, and Eric Dewayne Boyd has been convicted of federal charges as accessory after the fact to carjacking and sentenced to 18 years in prison

On December 1st, 2011, new trials were granted to the defendants due to drug abuse by the presiding Judge


My cousin and her boyfriend DESERVE JUSTICE and their parents and families DO NOT derserve to be victimized once AGAIN by the court system!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/gove...d-chris-newsom
An online petition created five days ago and signed by more than 13,000 people asks Gov. Bill Haslam to overturn Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood's decision to throw out the convictions of four people in the 2007 killings of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

While Channon Christian's mother Deena Christian didn't start the petition, she appreciates the support.

"My cousin is the one who started the petition," she said of Brandon Sterne of Concrete, Wash. "I didn't ask him to do that. We appreciate all the support we can get. Neither the Christian nor the Newsom families wants to do this over again."

Dave Smith, spokesman for Gov. Bill Haslam, said Tuesday legal counsel to the governor has opined that Haslam doesn't have legal authority to overturn Blackwood's decision.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/de...bileRedirect=1
http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t853395/



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders...stopher_Newsom