Lemaricus Davidson Pleads Guilty To Robbery
Lemaricus Davidson, supposed ringleader in the Christian-Newsom murders, pleaded guilty to robbing a Knoxville Pizza Hut at a hearing held on Tuesday. The robbery occurred the day Chris Newsom’s body was found.
Davidson robbed the Pizza Hut at gunpoint and also attempted to steal a woman’s purse. He pleaded guilty to Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. He has been sentenced to concurrently serve 8 years for the robbery and 3 years for the assault.
After being arrested in connection with the Christian-Newsom murders, Davidson had admitted to police he had robbed the Pizza Hut.
There is still no decision by the Appellate Court whether retrials for Davidson, Cobbins, and Thomas will be allowed to move forward. Davidson was sentenced to death for his part in the deaths of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom.