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Horror in Knoxville update: Retrials granted after discovery of drug-abusing judge

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 1, 2011 02:28 PM

This is just unconscionable. I’ve kept you up to date for years on the Christian-Newsom murder case, which received scant national media attention, but touched countless Americans across the country who have not forgotten the crimes. The latest? After four years of agonizing trials, the families of the young murder victims must go through hell […]

Horror in Knoxville update: Another conviction on 17 murder, rape counts

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 13, 2010 02:01 PM

I lasted blogged in December about the Christian-Newsom murder trials in Knoxville. Justice is coming slowly, but it is coming. Today, a jury announced another guilty verdict in the trial of defendant Vanessa Coleman. Via VolunteerTV: Jurors ruled that Vanessa Coleman is guilty on four counts of facilitation of first degree felony murder of Channon […]

Horror in Knoxville update: Another guilty verdict in Christian-Newsom murders

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 9, 2009 10:04 AM

Keeping you up to date on the ongoing trials in the case of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, the young couple brutally murdered in a racially-charged case in Knoxville, TN in 2007. My archives on the case are here. Yesterday, a jury found defendant George Thomas criminally responsible for the January 2007 slayings of the […]

Horror in Knoxville update: Guilty verdict in Christian-Newsom murders

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 28, 2009 04:51 PM

The Christian-Newsom murder case has never received much national media attention, but it touched countless Americans across the country who have not forgotten. Here’s the latest development. Keep the victims’ families in your prayers: The man accused of being the ringleader of a carjacking that turned into the rapes and murders of a Tennessee couple […]

Horror in Knoxville update: Cobbins gets life without parole

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2009 06:55 PM

Reader Chris in Nashville e-mails: Hi Michelle, I am sad to report that murderer Letalvis Cobbins got life without parole (which is more likely 25 years or so, or less if state budget constraints dictate otherwise…see California’s recent decision to release nearly 200K inmates) instead of the death sentence he deserved. Channon Christian and Chris […]

Horror in Knoxville update: Cobbins guilty of 1st degree murder

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 25, 2009 12:33 PM

Just in this afternoon after eight days of trial against the first defendant in the Christian/Newsom kidnap/murder case. One guilty verdict down, three to go: Jurors this morning convicted Letalvis Cobbins of first-degree murder in the torture-slaying of Knox County couple Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. The verdicts were announced before a packed crowd, including […]

Horror in Knoxville update: Trial begins

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 18, 2009 10:37 AM

Longtime readers will remember Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, the young couple brutally murdered in a racially-charged case in Knoxville, TN in 2007. My archives on the case are here. The trial of the first defendant Letalvis Cobbins began yesterday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports: Earlier this afternoon, jurors in the January 2007 slaying of […]

Horror in Knoxville update: Trial stalled for one year

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 14, 2008 02:56 PM

Justice delayed.

Horror in Knoxville update: The first guilty verdict

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 17, 2008 10:02 AM

Many of you will recall the terrible murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, which I covered here extensively last year. The first trial for the first suspected has ended with the first guilty verdict: The first trial ends with the first guilty verdict in connection with the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher […]

Horror in Knoxville update: Victims families’ speak

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 22, 2007 08:08 AM

Continuing to follow the Christian/Newsom murder story, local TV station VLT8 has a new video interview with the family of Chris Newsom. Watch here. The events of January 8th, 2007 turned the lives of two families upside down… A young couple, 21-year-old Channon Christian and 23-year-old Christopher Newsom were brutally murdered when five suspects allegedly […]

Covering the Christian/Newsom murders

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 17, 2007 11:17 AM

A horror story the MSM won’t tell.

The horror in Knoxville

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 16, 2007 12:43 PM

A video report.

Race, crime, and media taboos

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 16, 2007 11:34 AM

Three provocative reads: Jack Dunphy examines the underreported murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom and the media’s inner-city crime taboos. Heather Mac Donald tells the Truth about Black Crime Rates. John Derbyshire weighs in with Reflections on Race Week. *** Same as it ever was. Here’s a flashback to a column I wrote in […]

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