Petitioning Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole Deny Parole to Vanessa Coleman, Offender #473393
On the evening of January 6, 2007, Christopher Newsom and his girlfriend Channon Christian made dinner plans and then were to go to a friend’s house to watch a movie. They would never be seen alive again.
When Chris went to pick Channon up at the apartment complex where Christian’s friend lived, they were carjacked by multiple assailants. What followed was one of the most heinous, gruesome and senseless crimes in Tennessee history.
The couple were taken to a house in East Knoxville and held against their will where they were brutally tortured for hours.
Christopher Newsom was gagged with a sock in his mouth, his ankles were bound with his own belt, his hands were tied behind his back, his face with covered with a bandana and his head covered with a sweatshirt that his five assailants had tied around his neck.
He was then violently raped with an object and beaten.
One can only imagine t…