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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.




  1. ritanita
    04/13/2012 at 10:38 am

    Donchais, thanks for the update. I’d all but forgotten the Pizza Hut robbery. Now, we need the appellate court to get moving!

  2. David In TN
    04/13/2012 at 11:41 pm

    The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has just rejected the bid by the Knox County District Attorney General to uphold the original verdicts. It looks like the retrials will go forward. The first, of ringleader Lemaricus Davidson, was scheduled for June.

  3. tezi
    04/17/2012 at 3:16 pm

    I guess pleading guilty to the Pizza Hut robbery was the least he could do.

    He ought to save the Christian and Newsom families the pain of going through another trial and just plead guilty and accept his punishment. I have a feeling that he’s going to end up with the Death Penalty again anyway.

    JMO, MOO, and all other disclaimers.

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