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Old 04-08-2008, 12:23 PM
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How come this did not hit national news?
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By David Lohr

April 3, 2007

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Crime Library)— Recently, I received an email from a reader about a horrific double homicide that occurred several months ago in Knoxville. When I looked into the case, I was shocked and horrified by the amount of suffering the victims had incurred prior to their deaths. I was also shocked that I had not read about the case in any of the mainstream media. Conducting more research, I discovered that others were wondering the same thing. Many people are trying to turn the case into a race issue, as the victims were white and the alleged killers were black. However, their color has no meaning to me. They could be green and blue. It does not matter. What does matter is the fact that these two people's lives were not important enough, when compared to the likes of Anna Nicole Smith and John Imus, to receive the attention they deserved.

On the evening of Jan. 6, 2007, Christopher Newsom, Jr., 23, and Channon Christian, 21, went out for a night on the town. The young couple had been dating for two months, and they anxiously looked forward to every moment they could spend together. Christopher was a 2002 graduate of Halls High School. Channon had graduated from Farragut High School and was a senior sociology major at the University of Tennessee. Both had bright and promising futures ahead of them.
When Christopher and Channon failed to return home the following day, their families became worried and notified police that they were missing. Not long afterwards, a railroad worker found Christopher's body near some tracks between Cherry Street and Ninth Ave.

On January 8, Channon's cell phone provider traced her phone to a location on Chipman Street. There, authorities found her silver 2005 Toyota 4-Runner, but she was not in or around the vehicle. When crime scene investigators examined the car, they discovered a fingerprint on an envelope inside the car that was traced back to 25-year-old Lemaricus Devall "Slim" Davidson, a resident of 2316 Chipman Street.

On January 8, Channon's cell phone provider traced her phone to a location on Chipman Street. There, authorities found her silver 2005 Toyota 4-Runner, but she was not in or around the vehicle. When crime scene investigators examined the car, they discovered a fingerprint on an envelope inside the car that was traced back to 25-year-old Lemaricus Devall "Slim" Davidson, a resident of 2316 Chipman Street.



Lemaricus Devall "Slim" Davidson


The day after the discovery of the vehicle, police served a search warrant on Davidson's apartment. The suspect was not home at the time; however, investigators made a shocking discovery when they looked inside a kitchen trash can. There, wrapped in a blanket, they found the body of Channon Christian.

Not long after the murders, police arrested Davidson at an empty house in Knoxville. Additional arrests soon followed. Eric DeWayne Boyd, 34, was arrested in Knoxville, and George Geovonni Thomas, 27, Vanessa Coleman, 18, and Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, 24, were arrested in Lebanon, Kentucky.



George Geovonni Thomas


At this time, it is not entirely clear who is responsible for what. Those details will have to be sorted out in a court of law. Nonetheless, what we do know is that Christopher and Channon were subjected to horrors beyond our imagination. In the end, they had probably welcomed their deaths as a release from the hours of pain and agony they had endured.
On the night of January 6, Christopher and Channon had dinner together at a local restaurant. Afterwards, Channon spoke with her mother and told her they were going to a friend's house to watch a movie. At some point during the trip, the couple was hijacked, bound and blindfolded and taken back to Davidson's apartment. Due to a virtual media blackout, what happened next is not yet clear. Some media reports suggest that prior to the murders Christopher's penis was cut off and Channon's breasts were removed, however the police department refuses to comment on these alleged aspects of the crimes. The few details we can piece together are taken from various media reports and the official indictments.

Once back at Davidson's apartment, several people allegedly raped Christopher in front of his girlfriend. Afterwards, he was shot multiple times. His body was then set on fire, in an apparent attempt to cover up evidence, and dumped near the railroad tracks.



Vanessa Coleman


When the perpetrators were finished with Christopher, they allegedly turned their attention to Channon. For two days, she was beaten, gang raped and at times urinated upon. When her killers finally had their fill of her, they poured bleach down her throat, in an attempt to cover up evidence, and shot her multiple times. As with Christopher, they set her body on fire; however, for unknown reasons, they did not dump her body but instead placed it in a trashcan inside the apartment.

The Knox County Grand Jury recently handed down multiple indictments in Christopher and Channon's murders.

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Davidson, Cobbins and Thomas have all been indicted on 16 counts of felony murder growing out of rape, robbery, kidnapping and theft, 2 counts of premeditated murder, 2 counts of especially aggravated robbery, 4 counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, 20 counts of aggravated rape and 2 counts of theft.

Coleman was indicted on 12 counts of felony murder growing out of rape, robbery, kidnapping and theft, 1 count of premeditated murder (Christian), 1 count of especially aggravated robbery (Newsom), 4 counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, 20 counts of aggravated rape and 2 counts of theft.



Letalvis Cobbins


Boyd has been charged federally with being an accessory after the fact in a carjacking. He was not listed in the indictment.

Davidson, Cobbins, Coleman and Thomas will be back in court on May 17 for a hearing on any motions filed before then. Boyd's federal trial has not yet been scheduled.



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There was a thread in the bilge about this when it happened. But no, not in the national spotlight. Overshadowed by the Jena 6 news at the time, if I recall.
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NJFISH - 4/8/2008 3:48 PM

There was a thread in the bilge about this when it happened. But no, not in the national spotlight. Overshadowed by the Jena 6 news at the time, if I recall.
Sorry, I missed it...
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because hate crimes only apply to the evil white people
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Also because this is sort of thing happens EVERYDAY. VERY sad, yes. But also true. What is rare is when a black couple gets brutally murdered by a couple of dirtbag white folk. Black, white, purple, whatever. Scumbags that get convicted of crimes like this should be shot right there in the courtroom, by the Bailiff. Done Deal!
Oh, and I believe it's Don Imus.
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CaptKennyW - 4/8/2008 12:17 PM

because hate crimes only apply to the evil white people
Sad but true.
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No shit, the media does not play this crap when its black on white crime. What a shame. I could go on but I will stop.
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It's because the poor negros can't be expected to act in a civilized manner, remember it's us evil white devils that are the root cause of all the worlds problems.
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Captain Sid - 4/9/2008 2:10 PM

It's because the poor negros can't be expected to act in a civilized manner, remember it's us evil white devils that are the root cause of all the worlds problems.
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