Trial Dates Set in The Murders of Channon Christian And Christopher Newsom
The trial date was set for the Knoxville 5 yesterday in the vicious carjacking-murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom:
Baumgartner set a May 12, 2008, trial date after defense attorney Kim Parton said that the state has not yet turned over the bulk of the evidence she expects they will use.
The state also has not revealed whether it will seek the death penalty. Baumgartner said that if notice is not filed soon, he will set a deadline on what punishment they will ask the jury to deliver.
**I didn’t notice this the first time around, but two of the perps are brothers. A case of a good, strong upbringing perhaps.