What happened in Knoxville
recent posts (here
) I have tried to get at the most accurate account of what investigators believe the five black defendants did to Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom before murdering them
in Knoxville, Tennessee in early January. Determining the facts is not easy, as national media reporting on the case is non-existent, and even local reporting has been restrained as to the horrible details of the torture and atrocity. Also, some blogs repeat rumors that are not sourced, for which you cannot really blame them given the paucity of facts in the mainstream media.
However, here is the clearest and most reliable-seeming account I have yet received. It comes from a reader in Knoxville, who has asked that I not reveal his source. He writes:
After reading your blog post about the Knoxville double murder, I called someone who is in a position to know about the case, to ask specifically about the mutilation contentions. Here is what he told me.
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The investigators do not believe that the defendants went out with the intention of locating victims to assault/murder. Rather, their focus was a car—i.e., to steal a car. They went to an apartment complex, where they came upon this young couple sitting in their vehicle in the parking lot. They kidnapped the couple, took them to an abandoned house in the majority black part of town, which is in east Knoxville. At some point the boy was raped (sodomized) a number of times. (One of the defendants is a porn freak and is said to be particularly oriented to this kind of sex act). The boy was killed first and his body partially burned and dumped as you said. No mutilation of the boy, as described in the University of Maryland student paper, occurred. Neither did the defendants cut off one of the girl’s breasts. However, they did “inject” cleaning fluid in her mouth and two additional orifices in an apparent attempt to hide/obliterate DNA evidence of the various forms of rape they perpetrated on her over the course of a few days. She was killed later, as is widely known, and her body was wrapped and dumped in a trash container. That’s pretty much all he said regarding the facts.
Aside from the mutilation contentions not being correct, the rest pretty much is.
David B. writes:
This case has been discussed on the Court TV message board in the Current Crimes section. Do you think I should post your message about what really happened on the Court TV board? They have been posting the mutilation rumors. Also, wikipedia.org has an entry on the crime. Unfortunately, the wildest stories are in this wikipedia article.
Sure, post it. It’s just appalling that no reporter or newspaper had the initiative to get a clear story out, to filter the false from the true.
You are right. The wild, incorrect stories are a direct result of the MSM’s failure to cover the story.
Jack Dunphy (not sure if it’s a real name or not) at NRO writes about the realities of black violence in America including the Knoxville atrocity. Unfortunately, he takes forever getting to his points, and when he does get there he says so little, giving mere summary facts about what happened to the Knoxville victims. Yet he keeps congratulating himself on how daring he is to talk about it at all. It’s as though his main energy in this article were going into his orchestration of the fact that he is daring to go into forbidden territory. “Look at me, I’m talking about a forbidden topic, whooppee.”
However, he does do a service in linking the grand jury presentment or indictment in the case, issued January 31, which I had not known was available online. It’s in a 2.5 MB pdf, too much for me to download until I get my DSL working again, but readers may be interested in checking it out. Does the indictment contain all the details I’ve been trying to verify? If so, I (and all those bloggers who have been passing rumors around) could have just read the indictment and gotten all the available information there. We’ll see.
My question is, with all the interest in the facts of this case, why has no one been quoting from the indictment?
Paul Nachman writes:
The indictment doesn’t provide those details. It’s about 40 counts, with murder, rape (anal and vaginal), and theft dealt with repeatedly in ways (for purposes) I don’t understand. I didn’t compare similar counts to see what the differences are and figure out why both were in there. So I think VFR readers won’t get much from the indictment. But they might like to know it’s there.
One interesting thing in the indictment is the clutch of appalling “black” names a couple or three of the perps have.
“Jack Dunphy” is the nom de plume of someone—-a regular beat cop—-in the Los Angeles Police Department.
Arlene M. writes:
Here is a link to the Google cached html version of the PDF file of the indictment in the Newsom-Christian murder case. Hope it is viewable. I did not see any of the details in question in my quick scan of the indictment.
Charles T. writes:
Thank you for posting the grand jury presentment on the Channon/Newsom case. I looked through it this morning. There are 46 counts in all. I did not see any reports on bodily mutilation.
Iron Will Radio has a good summary of all the counts. There are links to other affidavits as well. There is also a description of the initial investigation where Channon’s body was found. There are pictures of the people who did this. Take a good look at their eyes. There is no mistaking the hatred inside these people. Iron Will Radio also reports that Lemaricus Davidson was a recently released felon. Read the entry, it contains some interesting info on how the warrant came to be served to Davidson.
The presentment states the rape against Newsom was anal and the rape against Christian was anal, oral, and vaginal. I must believe the asault against these two young people was racially motivated because of what these jerks did to their victims. How can anyone do this to someone unless they are controlled by blind hatred? Reverse the skin colors in this incident and I guarantee you the MSM would be all over it daily. Since this does not fit in with the elitist world view—all whites are evil and all blacks are good—it is WILLFULLY IGNORED. If this is not prosecuted as a hate crime, then we must conlcude what we already have known for a long time. The hate crimes law is bogus and is intended to be used against white people only. The silence of our MSM on this case is deafening and is incredibly revealing of their own biases.
Here is a link for a rally being planned in Knoxville: whites plan rally in Knoxville.
People are getting angry, and justifiably so.
Here is a link to another website that has posted on the case.
No sympathy for the criminals. This case is simply infuriating.
Dale F. writes:
The PDF (as others have no doubt told you) is just a list of the charges—robbery, theft, kidnapping, rape (of both Christian and Newsom), and murder. Most of the 2.5 MB is formal legal language, e.g.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 13, 2007 03:25 PM | Send
STATE OF TENNESSEE, COUNTY OF KNOX CRIMINAL COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE
The Grand Jurors for the State of Tennessee, upon their oaths, present that LETALVIS DARNELL COBBINS, ALIAS, LETALVIS DAVIDSON, ALIAS, ROME, ALIAS, AND LEMARlCUS DEVALL DAVIDSON, ALIAS, SLIM, ALIAS, AND GEORGE, GEOVONNI THOMAS, ALIAS, DETROIT, ALIAS, “G”, ALIAS, heretofore, to-wit: On or about the day of January, 2007, in the State and County aforesaid, did unlawfully kill Hugh Christopher Newsom during the perpetration of Robbery of Hugh Christopher Newsom, in violation of T.C.A. 39-13-202, and against the peace and dignity of the State of Tennessee.
SECOND COUNT: And the Grand Jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that LETALVIS DARNELL COBBINS, ALIAS, LETALVIS DAVIDSON, ALIAS, ROME, ALIAS, AND LEMARICUS DEVALL DAVIDSON, ALIAS, SLIM, ALIAS, AND GEORGE GEOVONNI THOMAS, ALIAS, DETROIT, ALIAS, “G”, ALIAS, heretofore, to-wit: On or about the day of January, 2007, in the State and County aforesaid, did unlawfully kill , Hugh Christopher Newsom during the perpetration of Robbery of Channon Chrstian, in violation of T.C.A, 39-13-202, and against the peace and dignity of the State of Tennessee.
THIRD COUNT: And the Grand Jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that LETALVIS DARNELL COBBINS, ALIAS, LETALVIS DAVIDSON, ALIAS, ROME,ALIAS, AND LEMARICUS DEVALL DAVIDSON, ALIAS, SLIM, ALIAS, AND ,GEORGE GEOVONNI THOMAS, ALIAS, DETROIT, ALIAS, “G”, ALIAS, heretofore, to-wit: On or about the day of January, 2007, in the State and County aforesaid, did unlawfully kill Channon Christian during the perpetration of Robbery of Hugh Christopher Newsom, in violation of T.C.A. 39-13-202, and against the peace and dignity of the State of Tennessee It goes on like that for 24 pages, and 46 counts.