Tuesday, August 18, 2009

TNB On Trial: Day Two Of The Letalvis Cobbins Trial In Knoxville, Tennessee; Defense Continues To Shift Blame To Lemaricus Davidson

Note: All posts on the Letalvis Cobbins trial available HERE; the most current post will appear first.

On Day Two of the Letalvis Cobbins trial in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Cobbins defense team continued their strategy of shifting the blame for the murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom to Cobbins' older half-brother, Lemaricus Davidson, whose own trial is scheduled to begin on September 21st. Day One account posted HERE.

Fourteen witnesses testified during the August 18th session. Most prominent was Daphne Sutton, a white woman with two kids who moved in with Lemaricus Davidson for a while. Sutton broke down in tears on the stand as she told jurors how Davidson abused her. She said Cobbins never stopped Davidson, but did occasionally help her when it was done. She finally moved out on January 5th, 2007 after Davidson beat her once again; this may have saved her life.

Another star witness was crime evidence technician Daniel Crenshaw, who works for the Knoxville Police Department. He's not a sworn officer, but a fingerprint identification expert. Crenshaw said he first checked for fingerprints in the 4Runner, but it was wiped clean. However, he realized there was a bank envelope investigators hadn't checked. After his colleagues didn't check the envelope right away, Crenshaw said he processed it himself and found a print that matched Lemaricus Davidson's right thumb. But once he made the fingerprint ID of Davidson, it still wasn't official because, by rule, a second expert needed to verify it. As a result, once Crenshaw made the first ID, it took another day before Christian's body was found.

Also testifying was Keith Debow with the police department's Special Ops Unit. He described finding Christian's body at the Chipman Street home and helping with the search. Debow also described the capture of Davidson later at another house. Officers broke the glass in a window and pulled Davidson out of it. In addition, crime scene investigator Joe Cox took the stand as the state showed his video of the Chipman Street home almost immediately after Christian's body was found. The courtroom was very quiet as the video rolled showing bullets, a gas can, trash and heaps of clothing on the floors, liquor bottles, a TV turned on and sheets for doors. The video also showed the trash can in the kitchen that had Christian's body in it. Cox said there was so much evidence in the house a paddy wagon was needed to haul it away.

Special news video by the Knoxville News-Sentinel embedded below (7:13):

And here's a YouTube video of a WATE news report:

Many more details about Day Two of the trial from the following media and discussion links.

Media links:

-- Knoxville News-Sentinel: Judge quizzes prosecutors about possible deal for witness in carjacking case.
-- Knoxville News-Sentinel: Number of alleged after-the-fact helpers testify in slaying trial.
-- WBIR Channel 10: Day 2 Cobbins' trial: Accused killer's ex-girlfriend breaks down on the stand. Direct link to video HERE.
-- WVLT Channel 8: Gary and Deena Christian spend 30th wedding anniversary in court.
-- WVLT Channel 8 Day Two Live Blog Report.
-- WVLT Channel 8 5:30 P.M. Video Report: Focuses on the testimony offered by several witnesses.
-- WVLT Channel 8 6:00 P.M. Video Report: Focuses on the inside of the murder house on Chipman Street.
-- WATE Channel 6.

Discussion links:

-- VNN Forum: Channon Christian - Christopher Newsom Murder Trial Coverage
-- Stormfront: Live coverage of the Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom Trial
-- The Phora: Knoxville trials. Christian and Newsom

1 comment:

LARS said...

There is no justiification for attempting to entrap or entrapping someone unless there is a known danger to the safety and security of the community or nation.

As far as i know Hal Turner consistantly DENIED being an agent provacateur. He now admits HE WAS!

An agent to provoke someone to take actions that they normally would not take is nothing short of pure EVIL.

That means that Hal Turner set out on a path to entice people looking for racial truth and answers to puzzling national questions into taking actions that would lead to their eventual DEMISE at the hands of Federal Agents.

Hal Turner now admits this.

If you continue to downplay his own words of admission then you must either be a CO-PROCOVATEUR or unable to critically piece together the meaning of someone's words who publically state

David Duke DID IT,
Roy Black DID IT
Alex Linder DID IT,
they admitted DOING IT!

what part of I DID IT, don't you understand? They are agents of the federal government selected and trained to HARM YOU!

The American white race needs some serious education. We need white leaders who are NOT tainted by scandal, admitted betrayal and unscrupulous behavior.

I have joined the BNP because the Golden State Party appears to be coordinated through Alex Linder.

I will take my chances OVERSEAS where they take their white genocide seriously as they are less than 10 years from oblivion.

American white movements are fomented with traitors, provocateurs and dimwits unable to accept when someone tells them to their face that they tried to entrap them.