Torture and Murder in Tennessee – Why No Movement for These Innocents?
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Channon Christian (21) and Chris Newsom, Jr. (23)
I’ll tell you why… because they were white and Christian. It’s as plain as that. And they did not fit the racist meme of the left, who don’t care if two young Christians are tortured, raped and murdered in the most horrific crime I have ever seen in my lifetime — I mean, they aren’t black, so it’s not news. Well, it was news to me and their deaths cry out to be heard. I can’t believe I did not hear of this in 2007. Glenn Beck has highlighted the case and I am sure that was not easy for him. But it was the right thing to do.
While the Progressives are hyping the Trayvon Martin case, praying for riots and chaos in the streets to further their communist agenda, Oprah Winfrey, along with Al Sharpton and Barack Obama, is out race hustling and sounding more and more like the Reverend Jeremiah Wright every day. She should be ashamed and it should be obvious to everyone out there that she used that innocent shop girl in Switzerland to cry ‘racism’ and promote her movie The Butler (an obscenity to be widely avoided, not only because of her racist huckstering, but also … Jane Fonda plays Nancy Reagan!??). Comparing the murder of Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till is a travesty. But comparing the murders of these two young white kids to Emmett Till is right on the mark.
Let me tell you about Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, Jr. Warning: this is disturbing and will haunt most people as it does me.
Channon Christian was a senior at the University of Tennessee, majoring in Sociology. Chris Newsom, Jr. was a baseball player who worked as a carpenter. Both were devout Christians and Channon (according to her Dad) was saving herself for marriage. The two had been dating for a couple of months and were in love with their whole lives ahead of them.
On January 6th, 2007, they were going to a friend’s birthday party. The next day, when Channon did not show for work, her parents called the police. The two were carjacked by 5 young black people — four men and one woman. Channon was forced to call her parents at around 12:30 AM to tell them she would be late, so these demons could take their time with them.
These evil individuals gagged Chris with a sock, bound his ankles with his own belt and tied his hands behind his back. His face was covered with a bandana and his head was covered with a sweatshirt that was tied around his neck. He was almost beaten to death and violently raped with a foreign object. Channon was forced to watch as Chris was raped — then they cut his genitals off. He was then forced to walk barefoot on nearby train tracks, where he was shot in the neck and the back, paralyzing him, but not killing him. The assailants then put a gun to his head and executed him. Then, for good measure, they set him on fire. That was on a Saturday night, they didn’t find him till Monday. Chris was the lucky one, believe it or not. Hellish horror awaited poor Channon.
She was taken back to Lamaricus Davidson’s home and dragged to a back room. She was hogtied with strips of bedding and stripped from the waist down. She was brutally raped in every possible way for hours and almost beaten to death. She sustained brutal wounds to her genital areas and to her chest and head. They sliced off one of her breasts. She was then dragged to the kitchen, where they at first choked her into semi-consciousness. They then poured bleach on her to remove their DNA. They poured bleach down her throat while she was still alive. They then put her body in garbage bags and wrapped her head in a separate bag. They dumped her upside down in a garbage can in the kitchen where she slowly suffocated to death. The judge in the case believes she may have lived up to 24 hours before dying there. When they found her on Tuesday, her eyes were open. I’m sure in her terror and pain, in the end she prayed to God to end it. I’m sure these kids thought of their parents and their families who they would never see again in this lifetime. I’m positive those that did this will go to Hell — vengeance is the Lord’s and these bastards have it coming.
Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson, Oprah Winfrey — there was no outcry from any of them on this horrific crime. You don’t hear them on any of the crimes out there involving white people or, for that matter, most ethnic crimes. Why? Because it doesn’t benefit them, their agendas or their pockets. They are race pimps and they are evil.
Maggie Thornton of Maggie’s Notebook reported on this case when it happened. Perhaps people should read her blog more often. She did the reporting that no one else did on the case. There were seven trials for the five individuals. The original judge was removed because he was on drugs, so four of the five appealed their cases. The woman got a reduced sentence. None were charged with a hate crime.
L-R Vanessa Coleman, George Thomas, Lemaricus Davidson, Eric Boyd, Letalvis Cobbins
From Maggie’s Notebook:
Lemaricus Slim Davidson, age 25 faces a total of 46 charges. Davidson was indicated on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery, kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. Two counts premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.
Latalvis Rome Cobbins, age 24, faces a total of 46 charges. Cobbins was indicted on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery, kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. Two counts especially aggravated robbery from Christian and Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts of aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.
George Detroit Thomas, age 24, faces a total of 46 charges. Thomas was indicated on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery, kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. Two Counts of premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 2 counts especially aggravated robbery from Christian and Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts of aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.
Vanessa Coleman, age 18, faces a total of 40 Tennessee State charges. Coleman was indicated on 12 Counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery, kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. One count premeditated murder of Christian only, 1 count of especially aggravated robbery of Newsom only, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts of aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.
Eric E Boyd, age 24, was arrested in connection with the carjacking, but faces only federal charges as an accessory after the fact. Read more.
It should be the death penalty with special circumstances all the way around here — for all of them. We should not pay to let them live — they should be executed with extreme prejudice. But, no… Here is what they got:
Vanessa Lynn Coleman was not convicted in the murder of Chris Newsom. She is serving a sentence of 35 years, but will be eligible for parole in mid-2017 after being convicted of “anal rape” and the “facilitation of murder” and “kidnapping.”
George Thomas was tried and retried and in June 2013 his attorneys have asked for “either a new sentence or a new sentencing hearing.” He is sentenced to back-to-back life sentences with no parole for the murders of Ms. Christian and Mr. Newsom and 25 years on rape counts. Thirty-eight charges. Thomas was found guilty of all 38 and he was granted a retrial, which you and I paid for and his attorney is wrangling for more from We the People. I believe he will be eligible for parole at the age 75.
Lamariacus Davidson received the death penalty. Apparently Holder hasn’t had a chance to vacate that sentence.
Letalvis Cobbins (Davidson’s step brother) – sentenced to life without parole.
Eric Boyd is serving an 18 year sentence. Boyd was convicted of being an accessory to a fatal carjacking, concealing the crime from law enforcement and hiding Lemariacus Davidson after the crime. He is still considered a suspect in the murders.
That is adding insult to injury and is a travesty. Tennessee, you should be ashamed. I agree with Glenn Beck, “Oprah, you disgust me.” As do all the other racebaiters including Sharpton, Jackson and especially Obama.
Of the four charged at the state level, three (Letalvis D. Cobbins, Lemaricus Davidson, and George Thomas) had multiple prior felony convictions. 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, Cobbins without the possibility of parole and Thomas with the possibility. 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. The state convictions were set aside because of misconduct by the presiding judge, who has since been disbarred; retrials (pending appeals in all except the Coleman case, whose retrial is not being contested) had been tentatively slated for the summer and fall of 2012, but in May 2012 the Tennessee Supreme Court vacated the motion for new trials. All of the state convictions (except for the Coleman case) were permitted to stand and the defendants remain incarcerated pending appeals. To date, only Coleman has been retried, with a reduction in term from her original sentence by approximately one-third.
Why is it only one intrepid blogger, Maggie’s Notebook, got this and no one else? Bloggers as a whole give real news, news you can trust far more than the MSM. Thank you Maggie for airing this for them when no one else did.
Torture and murder came and went unnoticed in Tennessee. There is no ‘movement’ for these innocents, no outrage, no media… I guess color really does matter in the press and politics these days. Closely followed by religion. If they had only been Muslim, the tearing of hair, gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes would never have ended. May Channon and Chris rest in peace and may the Lord bless their families. The blood of innocents cries out for justice in America and lands on deaf ears.