The Murder of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom

Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It has been 8 years since this happened. Keep their families in your prayers.


Please the article below and this article on what happened to Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom on the night of January 6, 2007 after they were carjacked and kidnapped.

The murderers (Lemaricus Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins, George Thomas and Vanessa Coleman) are in prison right now (Coleman got 35 years, Cobbins and Thomas are serving life sentences, and Davidson is on death row).

No matter what the people at the Brady Campaign, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Americans for Responsible Solutions  say, there really are monsters out there.


The Christian-Newsom Torture Murder Case: Attending Vanessa Coleman’s Retrial
by David In Tennessee

We have seen the ME testify on the live stream without seeing the photos. We have also read about the violence inflicted on Channon and Chris. At a break beforehand, I tried to get myself ready. I have written about what was inflicted on the victims. Now I will see it.

The first photo was of Chris Newsom’s burned body laying beside the railroad tracks.

His body was blackened from about the knees up with the face unrecognizable. There was a blindfold over his eyes which somewhat preserved them. A police officer who was a friend of the Newsoms could recognize Chris “because of his eyes.”

The other photo was of Chris Newsom’s bare feet which still were tied by a belt and ligature.

Now came Dr. Mileusnic-Polchan’s (ME) presentation concerning the rape and murder of Channon Christian. Her body was not removed from the garbage can until at the medical examiner’s office. 

The can was covered by a tarpaulin while being hauled there. Her face had been covered by a white plastic bag and the body enclosed in several black plastic bags.

Channon Christian was a beautiful 21-year old woman who stood five feet, eight inches and weighed 122 punds.

On the screen appeared a photo of Channon’s body laying on a gurney. Her body is still contorted in the position it was in after being “crammed” into the trash can.

She was naked from the waist down.

The mouth was open. The eyes were half-closed. Her face was frozen in horror. She had died of asphyxiation after hours of agony. The left arm was extended upward from the elbow.

This photo hit me like a punch.

The next photo showed abrasion inside of the lips. Her gum had been knocked loose from the teeth. A photo of her face was next.

Then came a photo of her genitals. It revealed tremendous trauma.

She had been kicked and beaten repeatedly in the vagina. During Davidson’s trial, a beginning female deputy DA fainted at this photo.

The next photo was of the anus with still more heavy bruising. It looked like she had been clubbed. She had been raped anally, vaginally, and sodomized.

The Christian family friend left the courtroom in tears. The others stayed. They have seen the autopsy photos several times. Deena Christian, Channon’s mother looked down.

The lid of each eye was pulled back so the eyes could be photographed. I could not look.

The direct examination of the ME took just under an hour. At this point, I left the courtroom and went back to the Holiday Inn. I had intended to come to the Friday session but instead drove home the next day.

To summarize, Chris Newsom was dragged by a dog leash around his neck to a railroad track. He was naked from the waist down and his hands were tied behind his back. Chris’ face was wrapped in a sweatshirt and his mouth was gagged with his own socks. His bare feet were bound. He had been raped with “an object” as well as by unknown males. At the tracks, Chris was shot three times. The killers inflicted as much pain as possible. His body was set on fire, which destroyed the DNA evidence and made it impossible to identify which of the killers raped him.

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4 comments on “The Murder of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom
  1. The savages who committed this crime should have been executed by now. Political correctness will be the death of our country.


  2. Reblogged this on disturbeddeputy and commented:
    If you are not familiar with this horrifying story, read about it now. Then get serious about defense strategies for yourself and your loved ones.


  3. Ginny says:

    I’ll never forget this case. More importantly, I’ll never, ever forget the two young, innocent victims. Channon and Christopher were not only just starting to live their lives but they were beginning to live life as a couple. They were out on a date when this horrific and senseless incident happened to them. All of those savage and evil monsters should have gotten the death penalty and put to death by now. The fact that they are breathing really bothers me. I’m a black woman and I was watching an episode of For My Man that featured Vanessa Coleman. For the longest time, me and my friends wondered why Vanessa didn’t help Channon. She was there when they brought Channon in that house and knew Channon needed help. Vanessa even left the house to go to the store yet she didn’t call 911 nor did she flag down a cop. Why did one young woman not help another young woman. The answer can be found by watching For My Man. What Vanessa recognized was that her boyfriend was also having sex with Channon and enjoying it. He was in and out of that room nuerousof times and Vanessa saw him. However, Vanessa was more angry with Channon because Channon was providing Vanessa’s boyfriend with pleasure, if you will. It was very easy for Vanessa not to feel an ounce of sympathy for Channon. It was also reported that some of Channon’s personal property in Vanessa’s pocketbook. Walking around with Channon’s things in her pocketbook was like, if you will, having “trophies” belonging to the young woman who had sex with Vanessa’s boyfriend but ended up dead. Sorta like a “that’s what she gets” attitude. Sorry, I didn’t mean for it too sound like that but that’s what Vanessa was thinking.


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