A Tennessee Reader Wonders If Knoxville Horror Will Be Covered Like The Duke Rape Hoax
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From: A Reader In Knoxville, Tennessee:
Here we go again, the
depths of depravity are pushed deeper by black
hooligans in sleepy Knoxville, TN.
First they were just going to carjack, then they
decided to abduct and take the couple back to the
criminal`s house. So they tied them up, beat the
boyfriend in front of his girl, shoot him, pour gasoline
on him and lit him on fire. They disposed of his body
near some railroad tracks.
Next, it is her turn as they rape and sodomize her
for several days, maybe as many as four black men took
part! They pour drain cleaner into her throat to clean
up the evidence, wrap her in plastic and throw her into
their garbage can outside their house. Except that they
didn`t know she was alive! She later died from the cold.
mention of the perpetrator`s or victim`s ancestry is
mentioned. Although in Knoxville,
their faces are all on the news channels.
From the articles:
The victims, Christopher
Newsom, 23, and
Channon Christian, a 21-year-old University of
Tennessee student, were last seen Saturday night while
on a date.
"Newsom`s body was found
the next day. He had been shot and his body set on fire
along a rail line, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Rich
Knighten said. His girlfriend`s vehicle was found
"The second victim, they
kept her for a couple of days and brutally raped and
sexually assaulted her," Knighten told The Associated
Press in an interview from Louisville. "Then they killed
her and dumped her body." [4th
Arrest in Tennessee Couple`s Slaying, Jan 12,By
DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press]
Let`s see how much coverage this one gets. I bet much
less than the Duke Case!
James Fulford writes: Below is an entire article
from a Knoxville TV station, which doesn`t mention the
words "black" or "white." Instapundit, the
most-read blogger in Knoxville,
says about this crime,
and the media response to it:
Well, "hate crime" goes to motivation and I`m not so
sure that there was a racial motivation here — and I
don`t really like the "hate crime" concept anyway.
allows that "it`s certainly true that if the races
were reversed the media would be employing an
irrebuttable presumption that it was a hate crime."
Search warrant reveals disturbing details in fatal
carjacking, By Kay Watson, WBIR.com, 1/26/2007
New records show another
woman saw a UT student after she was carjacked, but
before she was murdered earlier this month.
More details about the
deaths of Channon Christian and her boyfriend Chris
Newsom were revealed in documents filed in Knox County
Sessions court this week.
According to a search
warrant executed January 24, police have talked with a
fifth person who says she witnessed Christian being
According to that search
warrant, a woman saw Christian alive at the Chipman
Street house, and her account of what she saw helped
officers target specific evidence.
The warrant explains "she
witnessed the victim`s mouth being cleansed with some
type of spray bottle of cleaning supply contained within
On Wednesday, police went
back to the house where Christian`s body was found
inside a garbage can.
Records show police
seized a spray bottle, empty garbage bags, carpet
samples, and the lint trap from a dryer.
The search warrant
explained the "Knox County Medical Examiner opined that
fibers consistent with the carpet were found in victim
The warrant also said
"the woman also witnessed clothing stained of blood and
smelling like gasoline being placed in the washing
machine of the residence."
The medical examiner
found Newsom`s body had been bound and physically
assaulted, then burned using some sort of accelerant.
Letalvis Cobbins and George Thomas, who were
arrested in Kentucky following the deadly carjacking,
appeared in a Knoxville courtroom for the first time
Both the victims`
families were in court again, leaning on each other and
Both Cobbins and Thomas
pleaded not guilty, were appointed defense attorneys and
waived their rights to request bond.
They will remain in jail
along with Cobbin`s brother Lemaricus Davidson and Eric
Cobbins and Davidson
could face the death penalty if convicted.
Thomas could spend more
than seven years in prison, if convicted of helping
Cobbins and Davidson evade arrest after the carjacking.