Two other men have been tried and found guilty for their part in the Christian and Newsom rapes and murders. Neither Lemarcius Davidson nor Letalivis Cobbins will again spend Christmas with their families. Instead, they will be guests of the Tennessee Department of Corrections for the rest of their lives. For crime victims, the comfort is small.
Monday, defense attorneys will argue for the acquittal of George Thomas for any part he played in rape and murder of Christian and Newsom. This is a standard move by defense attorneys. We hope that the move will be denied. One of the best presents that the families of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom could receive this Christmas is the gift of justice.
Will justice prevail? The families and the rest of Knoxville is waiting to find out.