New Trials Granted in Knoxville Kidnapping and Murder Case

01 December 2011 Categories: All Blogs

Unfortunately a Court was required to grant new trials to four people convicted of kidnapping, torture, and murder of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom in 2007. This was a highly followed case across the state of Tennessee, especially in Knoxville. The reason the new trials were granted stemmed from allegations of misconduct of the Judge presiding over the case, including admission by the Judge to a drug addiction.

The justice system prides itself on being fair and impartial, and allegations that the judge may have been under the influence, create a strong presumption of injustice. Therefore, unfortunately, the Court has made the proper decision to retry the case. Granting the new trials does not mean the original defendants will go free, but it will force the state of Tennessee to go through the trial process again. This will undoubtedly cause more heartache for the friends and families of the victims.

Read more about the case from the Tennessean article.

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