Thursday, May 17, 2007

Trial Dates Set in Case Mainstream Media Refuses to Cover

Trial dates have been set for the three men and one woman charged in the horrific rape, torture, disfigurement and murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

Lemaricus Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins, Vanessa Coleman, and George Thomas are charged in a 46 count indictment with the January kidnapping, assault, rape, and murders of Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23.

The suspects appeared in a Knoxville criminal courtroom Thursday, where it was decided that the four trials will begin in May of 2008 and conclude in August.

State prosecutors say Davidson has also been indicted in a separate robbery that took place after the murders.

A decision has not yet been made as to whether the state will seek the death penalty against any of the defendants.

The details of the couple's murder are so shocking as to be almost unimaginable. Yet the national media continue a deafening silence regarding the case. Given the readiness of the alphabet networks and big city newspapers to provide full coverage of the murder of Matthew Shepard and the dragging death of James Byrd in Texas, not to mention the false accusations against the three Duke Lacrosse players, one might expect reporters to descend by the truck load on Knoxville, Tennessee to cover this atrocity. But they haven't. And they likely won't. Why? Because Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom were white and their alleged attackes were black.

Hence the thunderous silence.


At 2:21 PM , Blogger Yankee James said...

Spread the word about the upcoming Channon Christian & Chris Newsom Memorial Rally in Knoxville on May 26!

Details here:


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