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There are 397 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from Aug 26, 2009, titled Sentence Of Life Without Parole In Tenn. Slayings - NewsChannel.... In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The first of four defendants in the carjacking, rape and murder of a young Tennessee couple has been sentenced to life in prison without parole by the same jury that convicted him of murder.

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Sugaray

Owensboro, KY

#1 Aug 26, 2009
The jury did not do it job. What a Disgrace. I hope in life they have the same.

Since: Jul 09

Woodbury, TN

#2 Aug 26, 2009
I wonder who will be the first to pull the "Race Card" on this one?
Reader

Nashville, TN

#3 Aug 26, 2009
Sugaray wrote:
The jury did not do it job. What a Disgrace. I hope in life they have the same.
Somewhere along the line the scumbag will get out. He will develope a disease, they will have bleeding heart compassion on him, and let him at to die at home with his family. Sick!!!!!
sbintn

Murfreesboro, TN

#4 Aug 26, 2009
I wonder if the couple "begs for mercy"?
outragedknoxvill ecitizen

Knoxville, TN

#5 Aug 26, 2009
I am from Knoxville and I cannot tell you how outraged I am that the jury from Nashville did not give him the death penalty! Have any of you heard or read what happened to this young couple! They were car jacked, taken to a house where they were tortured, raped, murdered, shot execution style and set on fire! Channon had bleach poured down her throat to get rid of
DNA! If this crime does not deserve the death penalty, then what the H_LL does? You should go to wbir.com and see how the citizens of Knoxville feel about this scum just getting a sentence of life without parole!!!!
Knox Dad

Saint Paul, IN

#6 Aug 26, 2009
Why no death penalty after the severity of the charges they found him guilty of? Cobbins cousins and sisters pleaded against the death penalty because they want to have a relationship with him. They have not had a relationship with him in years, what makes you think they will start now that he will be in prison.

Since: Jul 09

Woodbury, TN

#7 Aug 26, 2009
It is worse than I imagined. Two comments so far. sbintn writes, "I wonder if the couple "begs for mercy"?- I would like to respond to this one however, I'm at a loss for words. I can't even imagine what he / she was thinking when this one was posted.

Then we have "Reader". Although the convicted received life in prison without possibility of parole this reader seems to think he will get out in the future and says he will be punished with some disease.

sbintn... I really hope that you had some kind of cryptic meaning in your post otherwise, when you are finished torturing small animals and move on to killing humans we may be reading about your conviction on this same page...

Since: Jul 09

Woodbury, TN

#8 Aug 26, 2009
Knox Dad wrote:
Why no death penalty after the severity of the charges they found him guilty of? Cobbins cousins and sisters pleaded against the death penalty because they want to have a relationship with him. They have not had a relationship with him in years, what makes you think they will start now that he will be in prison.
In order for a death sentence to be given you need to have 3 elements of the crime. Premeditation, Malice and Intent. The part missing from this in this case is premeditation. They didn't plan to see that couple in the lot and kill them individually. You also have the argument of "diminished capacity". They were all high on drugs when the crime was commited therefore, they lacked the capacity at the time the crime was commited to make sound judgments.

I'm not saying that I think this is right, I'm just explaining to you why there was no death sentence passed.
Early Grayce

Greenville, SC

#9 Aug 26, 2009
If the races were reversed in this case Knoxville would be ablaze right now.
Outraged

Oak Lawn, IL

#10 Aug 26, 2009
This is NOT JUSTICE for Channon and Chris.

Since: Jul 09

Woodbury, TN

#11 Aug 26, 2009
kato459 wrote:
I wonder who will be the first to pull the "Race Card" on this one?
Early Grace! You win the prize... Congrats. It only took 20 mintues.
G_Hensley

Morristown, TN

#12 Aug 26, 2009
If any crime ever called for the death penalty it was this one. I should have guessed the people in Nashville didn't have the guts to sentence that animal to death. Tennessee doesn't have the guts to carry out the death sentences already on the books, so I guess it's ok to torture and murder in this state.
G_Hensley

Morristown, TN

#13 Aug 26, 2009
kato459 wrote:
<quoted text>
In order for a death sentence to be given you need to have 3 elements of the crime. Premeditation, Malice and Intent. The part missing from this in this case is premeditation. They didn't plan to see that couple in the lot and kill them individually. You also have the argument of "diminished capacity". They were all high on drugs when the crime was commited therefore, they lacked the capacity at the time the crime was commited to make sound judgments.
I'm not saying that I think this is right, I'm just explaining to you why there was no death sentence passed.
Premeditation simply means if they had time to think about their actions, it was premeditated. They had plenty of time to stop what they were doing. Various courts have allowed 1st degree murder charges even if the perp only had a few seconds to think between firing one non-fatal gunshot and firing a second fatal shot.
as s

Franklin, TN

#17 Aug 26, 2009
Sugaray wrote:
The jury did not do it job. What a Disgrace. I hope in life they have the same.
I expeect one of his cousins will slip him a gun into prison or a black prison guard will help escape or one of those fine folks they had on the jury will help him escape. cobbins evidently has lots of friends at the courthouse and in knoxville and nashville. Who knows maybe one of his lawyers is allready working on some appeal strategy to set him free

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Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#18 Aug 26, 2009
kato459 wrote:
<quoted text>
In order for a death sentence to be given you need to have 3 elements of the crime. Premeditation, Malice and Intent. The part missing from this in this case is premeditation.
I don't know if I listened to the same trial as you, but the jury convicted him of 1st degree - PREMEDITATED MURDER OF CHANNON!!!!
The death penalty would have NEVER even been on the table if that were not true. The prosection did their job - the jury DID NOT!!!! NUFF SAID
Milton Drew

Fort Campbell, TN

#19 Aug 26, 2009
In Tennessee "premeditation" means that the intent to kill had to be formed before the act itself. The "act" meaning the murder...not the carjacking.

Channon Christian was raped and tortured for a full day AFTER HER BOYFRIEND WAS MURDERED. To say her death wasn't premeditated is silly. Bleach was poured down her throat to take away DNA evidence. Obviously, the assailants didn't plan to let her live.

The assailants led Chris Newsom to those railroad tracks carrying a gun and a container of gasoline. If that isn't premeditation I don't know what it could be.

Since: Jul 09

Woodbury, TN

#20 Aug 26, 2009
G_Hensley wrote:
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Premeditation simply means if they had time to think about their actions, it was premeditated. They had plenty of time to stop what they were doing. Various courts have allowed 1st degree murder charges even if the perp only had a few seconds to think between firing one non-fatal gunshot and firing a second fatal shot.
Premeditation is the act of "planing". I'm not implying that you are completely wrong on your rebuttle. They "may" have had time to contimplate. I also brought up the argument of "diminished capacity". This is a constitutional right that allows arguments in a court of law to judge an idividuals "mental capacity to make sound judgments at the time the crime was commited". That doesn't mean that they need to understand and justify what they were doing or what they were thinking "at the time the crime was commited". This is the way the law is written. Again, I am not in aggreement of this outcome. I am only attempting to explain to the general public in simple launguage as to why such a heinous crime was concluded and sentenced in such a way.
jim1

Brentwood, TN

#21 Aug 26, 2009
Thats the problem.Courts are making life cheap.They should have gotten the death penalty.People need to quit feeling sorry for murders.Take a life and pay with your own.
pooooooooor

Bybee, TN

#22 Aug 26, 2009
the lack of regional and national coverage this case has received is a disgrace

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Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#23 Aug 26, 2009
as s wrote:
<quoted text> I expeect one of his cousins will slip him a gun into prison or a black prison guard will help escape or one of those fine folks they had on the jury will help him escape. cobbins evidently has lots of friends at the courthouse and in knoxville and nashville. Who knows maybe one of his lawyers is allready working on some appeal strategy to set him free
Ha! interesting scenario you have. Depends on where he ultimately ends up. After being "classified" he could end up in the Memphis area in order to allow closer proximity to his family & their visitations. I know for a fact if he ends up here there will be no black officers to help him escape.

Your statement lacks validity....remember Cotton Morgan??? There was no black "guard" that helped him escape.
People's ignorance still AMAZE me...

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