Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Knoxville Horror News: Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Racist, Black Lemaricus Davidson’s Death Sentence for Carjacking, Kidnapping, Gang-Raping, Torturing and Murdering Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom


War crime victims Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

The basis of this appeal was an inadvertent, non-malicious error by a police investigator, who, if memory serves, accidentally used regular copying paper, instead of legal-sized paper, when printing out a search warrant. Thus, the part of the warrant that he had to sign was missing.

If this were New York, the appeals court would probably throw out everything, and act as if the police had never found Channon Christian’s tortured body in The House on Chipman Street.

By David in TN

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Lemaricus Davidson
WATE 6 On Your Side Staff
December 19, 2016, 5:54 p.m.


“Slim” no more: Lemaricus Davidson has gotten fat on prison food

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for the main suspect in the 2007 murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom in Knoxville.

Lemaricus Davidson sought to overturn his convictions on counts including first degree murder and two death sentences.

Davidson raised several issues, one of which was the legality of the search of his house based on a faulty affidavit. The Knoxville police officer who prepared it did not sign it. Neither the judge who issued it nor the assistant district attorney general noticed the admission.

The Supreme Court upheld that a signed affidavit is required and the warrant was invalid, making any evidence found as a result, including Christian’s body, inadmissible at trial. However, the court adopted a limited good-faith exception to the rule for a non-constitutional violation. The exception applies when a law enforcement officers carries out a search he or she believes in good faith to be valid but later turns out not to be because of the affidavit requirement.

The court also ruled Davidson’s statement to law enforcement was admissible in court, the court did not err in allowing family members to wear buttons with the victims’ photos, and the court did not err in allowing post-mortem photographs of the victims during trial.

Christian and Newsom went missing in January 2007 in North Knoxville. Newsom’s burned body was found the next day by the railroad tracks near Davidson’s home. He had been brutally raped and shot three times. Later, Christian’s vehicle as found down the street and police found a bank envelope in her back seat with Davidson’s fingerprint.

Police then searched Davidson’s house and found Christian’s body in a garbage can in the kitchen, beaten, raped and suffocated to death.
Davidson was found guilty in October 2009 of multiple counts of first degree felony murder, first degree premeditated murder, especially aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape, facilitation of aggravated rape, and theft of property. He was then given two death sentences. The Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld the verdict and sentences last year.


Anonymous said...

Look at the face of the bull and the size of his neck!!

Two death sentences. Probably a good idea. He cannot be executed twice of course [too bad] but at least if one death sentence overturned for some reason they still might be able to get him for the other.

Chicago guy said...

Of course,when it's said that Davidson has appealed and argued such and such as part of his appeal what it really is about is that some sleazebag lawyers working on this criminal's behalf have made these particular claims. Davidson himself is too stupid to read and write. It's lawyers who are co-conspirators with their criminal clients that are to blame for enabling them. It would be a heck of a reputation enhancer for them were they to be able to get Davidson off, even more so if he were to be let loose back on the streets. They wouldn't care, they'd give each other high fives all around.

David In TN said...

I saw Davidson in person at his sentencing hearing in 2010. I remarked at the time he "was Slim no more." He's gotten fatter since.

At the sentencing hearing, Davidson had an air of defiance and seemed unworried about the sentence ever being carried out, even though he flinched when the jury ruled "Death" at the penalty phase of the trial.

A New York appellate court would have called for a retrial on the basis of Judge Baumgartner's transgressions along with the minor technicality you mention.

Anonymous said...

Jay-Z lookalike...but aren't they all?Not exactly.
Lets breakdown the branches of negrodumb...in a poem I call "All the Same".

Dey looks like Jay-Z
Dey looks like Ice T
Dey looks like B.I.G.
and Snoop Doggy

I see their mugshots
With all their dread locks
With all the tat-toos
That say "I'll kill U"

With pumped up Bi-ceps
From prison gym reps
The women you can rhyme-a
with Aunt Jem-im-a.

The poor white vic-tim
who must ID them
It's a wonder ANYONE
Can get that done

If you're that person
You will not get blame
For picking the wrong one
They all look the same.
--GR Anonymous

Anonymous said...

He needs to be tortured to death!