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Davidson County to supply 3rd jury in Christian-Newsom trials

May 9th, 2013 8:21 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

Davidson County to supply 3rd jury in Christian-Newsom trials

George Thomas

NASHVILLE — It is a well soon to be thrice tapped.

For the third time in a more than six-year prosecution effort in the torture slayings of a young Knox County Couple, Davidson County will provide the pool from which potential jurors will be selected.

The clerk’s office in Nashville has summoned 480 people to appear Thursday in Davidson County Criminal Court to fill out questionnaires in the upcoming retrial of George Thomas, one of four defendants in the January 2007 deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23.

The questionnaires are designed to help both prosecutors and defense attorneys to ferret out potential bias among the jury pool in a case that has been labeled one of Knoxville’s most horrific crimes and spurred extensive local media coverage and at least one national television documentary.


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