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Torture slaying suspect Vanessa Coleman denies hearing victim's screams

Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News-Sentinel • Nov 17, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Frustrated with what he believed was a lying torture-slaying suspect, Knoxville Police Department Investigator Todd Childress whipped out a photograph of the horrific sexual injuries one victim had suffered.

"Look at it," Childress demanded. "You being a female, right, what would you think or how would you react to this type of trauma? Would you scream?"

Suspect Vanessa Coleman replied, "Yes … would be in a lot of pain."

"Yeah, I would think so," Childress said. "So you had to hear something."

"I didn't hear nothing that night," Coleman insisted.

Read more at the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

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