Knoxville Horror victims Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom
By David in TN
The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals today ruled Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood must recuse himself from presiding over retrials for three defendants in the 2007 Knoxville Horror torture-murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.
"Blackwood, by order of the court, is now off the cases of Lemaricus Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins, and George Thomas. The men had been convicted of various crimes in connection with the carjacking and killings of Channon Chrisdtian, 21, and Chris Newsom, 23."
No mention was made of the Vanessa Coleman trial, which was scheduled for November. Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols did not contest the need for a retrial for Coleman.