Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Motions Hearing Held in the November Retrial of Vanessa Coleman: A Knoxville Horror Update


Knoxville Horror victims Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom
Vanessa Coleman at her August, 2010, sentencing hearing

By David in TN

On Monday, a motions hearing was held in the November retrial of Vanessa Coleman in the January 2007 torture-murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Coleman's attorney, Ted Lavit, wants no mention at all of Christopher Newsom, on the grounds that Coleman was acquitted of all charges regarding Newsom, and of facilitation only in Channon Christian's rape and murder.

The bizarre verdict rendered by the jury in the first trial is the reason for the current scenario. Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood will issue written rulings on whether to admit evidence related to Newsom. The Learned Judge has not revealed where the jury will come from. The trial will be held in Knox County.


Anonymous said...

If anyone cares, former Judge Richard Baumgartner's trial on federal charges begins Thursday in Knoxville. Baumgartner, dubbed "Judge Mischief" by WEJB/NSU presided over the original Knoxville Horror trials.

David In TN

Anonymous said...

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