Cover the story of what happened to Channon Christian & Christopher Newsom.
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Cover the story of what happened to Channon Christian & Christopher Newsom.

    1. Jennifer  Matthies
    2. Petition by

      Jennifer Matthies

      NJ

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

This case cannot be ignored by the media any longer. Channon and Chris should never be forgotten and their story needs to be told. We owe it to them.

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    • william cooper KNOXVILLE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Chris was my friend and this terrible story needs to be told to the world.

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    • Dean Schneitman KNOXVILLE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      The liberal media didn't want to cover this story because the races were all wrong. If the victims had been black and the killers white (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and friends) would have been all over it - MSNBC would still be talking about it - and Obama would had said - if I'd had a son he would have looked like Chris Newsom.

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    • Billie Skaar OAK HARBOR, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      It's the right thing to do!

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    • Jackie Nelson KNOXVILLE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      It's only right. This is a MAJOR story that is tormenting the families of 2 of our young outstanding kids that were taken by no good animals.Then a justice system that failed them time after time. I think there needs to be a new law written in honor of Channon & Chris. One that can protect the families of victims.

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    • Grant Randolph HARRIMAN, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe they should serve what the verdict was set for. The Judge didnt make the decisions of thethe prison time or death..So way take so long to do what is right.Let the VERDICT stand,thats is what i think . they didn't give thoses poor kids a chance.I just pray that their parents heal from this 1 day . And can go on with their lives I know its going to be hard on all parents.

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