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October 30, 2009

Newsom/Christian Torture-Rape-Murders: Death for Davidson

I am always perplexed by the notion that death is never an appropriate sentence.

That it's a sign of a lack of civilization.

What "civilized" way is there to punish this barbarity?

A Knox County jury this afternoon sentenced convicted torture-slaying ringleader Lemaricus Davidson to death for the January 2007 murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

The jury of five women and seven men deliberated about four hours before returning its decision to a packed courtroom.

“The punishment is death,” the jury foreman said.

The victims' families gasped at the verdict, but Davidson showed no reaction. Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner admonished those in the courtroom to control any outbursts.

“The murder was especially heinous, atrocious and cruel,” the foreman said, reading from the verdict form for Newsom.

But don't worry. He'll become a poet on death row and soon Paris will declare him an honorary citizen.

Thanks to Larissa.


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