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Christian-Newsom Murders – Wow, Score One For The Victims!!!


Holy cow!  Tennessee’s Supreme Court just vacated Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood’s decision to order new trials for three of the four defendants in the Christian-Newsom murders.

The December ruling by Blackwood that said all four defendants deserved new trials, brought pain and angst to the families, state residents and the nation at large, has been struck down!

The Supreme Court disagrees and while they don’t “condone or excuse” Baumgartner’s behavior they couldn’t find evidence that it directly affected the trials.  They threw it back to Blackwood, telling him to review what he ruled and to look at his own decisions on Baumgartner’s behavior and how it did or didn’t affect the verdicts in the Davidson, Cobbins and Thomas trials!

There is no order to halt the retrial of Vanessa Coleman.

A small victory for the families of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, but a proper and just ruling, none-the-less!!!

Happy dance!!!


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  1. Jo
    05/24/2012 at 7:44 pm

    Every time the parents of these children had to endure a hearing, and then each of the trials to listen over and over again to what their precious children suffered, must have been another turn of the knife in their hearts and the thought they would have had to go through it all over again, well, even WE could not “stand” it Donchais, so imagine the Christian and Newsom families. I guess God heard their and our collective prayers. As always, thanks for the update.

  2. donchais
    05/24/2012 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks Jo, said so well!

  3. ritanita
    05/25/2012 at 5:34 am

    I’m joining you in that happy dance! LOL! That would be such a sight!

    Also doing a happy dance for the Tenn. Supreme Court for their wisdom. We’ve discussed this issue how many times? From the get-go you and I have agreed that it’s important to judge those trials by the written word in the transcripts. Heck, they could have watched the videos!

    Blackwood’s original decision was based purely on emotion and, while I can understand his disgust with the now-incarcerated judge, it does not rise to judicial misconduct if the trial was properly conducted.

    Happy dance also for the Newsom’s and the Christian’s. It’s sad, but true that Vanessa Coleman’s trial was a farce. IMHO, I wish they could re-do this trial from the get-go. An intelligent jury would give her LWOP if they could.

    Happy dance for us all; we don’t have to suffer through needless re-trials.

    Happy dance for the people of Tennessee; they don’t have to pay for needless trial.

    Happy dance for those other three; they can enjoy death row and LWOP.

  4. 05/25/2012 at 10:22 am

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! I am right along with the rest of you. HAPPY DANCE!!!!!

  5. Barb2
    05/25/2012 at 12:41 pm

    Happy news, happy day, am joining all in the happy dance.

  6. tezi
    05/28/2012 at 11:58 am

    I am joining the “happy dance!”

  7. Franny
    05/30/2012 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you Jesus! Keep these animals locked up in their cage forever. I am Catholic, and I believe that God always has the last word, and normally I believe that everyone deserves a second chance, but I do not believe in second chances for these inhumane psychos. As for Vanessa Coleman, I have faith that she will receive the same fate (one million times worse) that she bestowed upon Channon and Chris! She is a demon – a female who watched another female endure a horrific fate and did nothing even when the chances were there to help. Her own disgusting karma will come around to bite her in her sorry a$$. You get what you give in life. They are the poorest and lowest excuses for human beings and a woman, and it’s a shame that they all did not receive the death penalty. They bring out hatred, anger, and the worst in society. God sees all, and this bunch can bet their dried up, used up, sorry bottom dollars that God does not like UGLY!!

  8. Franny
    05/30/2012 at 2:13 pm

    May God always continue to heal, give strength to and bless the Christian and Newsome families, and to all of those who loved Channon and Chris.
    RIP beautiful angels.

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