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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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proudmarinewife

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I live in Knoxville and I feel like this case has totally been neglected outside of Knoxville! This case is absolutely horrific in detail and tragic due to the lost of the 2 innocent lives.Knoxville is on fire tonight with rage torward the 12 Nashville jurors. Knoxville news sites are lit up. I'd love for someone to answer for me why this case isn't all over every news channel. It's not an everyday kinda news story for sure.
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This was one of the most racist crime in my lifetime. I am 50 years old. NewsChannel5 has refused to give this case that it deserved. You can bet if the victims were black and the perps were white then NewsChannel5 and the rest of the National News Media would be telling blacks that this is what is happening on a daily basis. You have shown your race card. You have shown that you at NewsChannel5 are the true race baiters by the way that you handled this racist attack. You have their blood on your hands. You need to remember this the next time you cry wolf.

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kato459 wrote:
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black on black murder rates are at an astronomical 58 percent. Compared to Hispanic murder rates at 17 percent.
Who is in jail now? Blacks, 52 percent. White 12% Mexicans, 4 percent.....
I fail to understand you logic. Please give me numbers and some math so I can understand.
I'm not sure where you are getting your data. If we look at the FBI's expanded homicide tables for 2007, the last year for which the tables are available, we see that 90% of black homicide victims were killed by other blacks. But homicide rates themselves are expressed in terms of the number of homicides per 100,000, not in percentages.

The Bureau of Prisons reports the following racial breakdown:

White: 118,371 (57.2 %)
Black: 81,218 (39.3 %)
Native American: 3,678 (1.8 %)
Asian: 3,517 (1.7 %)

Hispanics are reported separately as an ethnicity:

Hispanic: 66,583 (32.2 %)

They also report on citizenships:

United States: 152,289 (73.6 %)
Mexico: 36,335 (17.6 %)
Colombia: 2,835 (1.4 %)
Cuba: 1,820 (0.9 %)
Dominican Republic: 2,801 (1.4 %)
Other/Unknown: 10,704 (5.1 %)

Sources:

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2007/offenses/expa...

http://www.bop.gov/news/quick.jsp#2
what a disappointment

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Jury you failed. They told you not convict on emotion, convict on the law. YOU DID THAT. On sentencing, you sentenced on emotion. YOU GOT Played!!!
Did you know that cobbins family did not even wait around for the verdict? Did you know they took a family photo outside the courthouse??? Because they know they won't see each other again!!! Did you not even realize the defense was having to walk them through a "heartfelt" testimony???
i.e. Misha saying nothing,
Defense attorney green: "tell us about when he used to climb in your lap".
Misha: "yeh, yeh, he did that, so sweet talvis was"...wipes face, looks around, awkward pause.
Defense attorney green: "tell us about when you had your daughter"
Misha, "yeh ooh yeh, he was so proud, he came in hollerin where's my niece, where's my niece." awkward silence again, making googoo eyes at tavis
Defense attorney green:"look to this obituary of rose".
Misha: looking and manages to squeeze out the first valid tear. "that's her"
Defense attorney green: says nothing, but leaves rose's picture on the big screen for about 45-60 seconds.

He had to use her own dead relative to get a true tear out of her eye.
You all were jokes, perhaps you wanted to get back to your family, perhaps the crime was more than you could handle, but you know what?? You signed up for it, YOU SAID you could give the death penalty. YOU LIED. What more could "tavis" have done to them to get the death penalty?? Please tell me? One more kind of rape? One more bit of torture? Did you hear that Chris was burned BEYOND RECGONITION??? cobbins started that fire by following in the get away car.

It was cobbins that looked in that sweet girls eyes and raped her, tore her mouth, slammed his body inside her unwilling body, You say, mm not enough bad. It was cobbins that helped to savagely tear her body to shreds in the area she considered most sacred. ut apparently, he didn't shred it enough! jokers.

I tell you what, you saw the pictures of CHANNONS body, think of that, now attach your sisters face to that body, attach your daughters or granddaughters face to that battered and beaten body. Attach your face to that body!! That girl died looking at people that savagely raped and brutalized her, then less than 3 years later DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HER NAME!!!!! She spent hours in a trashcan KNOWING that no one was coming.

You 12 did nothing more than look at Gary & Deena Christian, Hugh & Mary Newsom and say "it was bad, BUT it wasn't bad enough." Shame, shame shame on you. You sentenced on emotion and that was WRONG! Dead wrong!

But hey, from what I hear, he may be coming to a prison near you!! So how about that for irony? Sure hope none of your descendants end up in prison with him, because instead of being in isolation on death row, he will be in the general population. Your a joke!
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I am curious as to what level of degradation one has to sink to in this state to get the death penalty. Oh, and be advised--he now has all of his medical, dental, and upkeep-paid for by us. Thanks for nothing.
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I can't believe what a deadbeat jury this was. Did they sleep through the trial? Did they not listen to or see the graphic photos? My God, what kind of justice was served? These jurors owed it to the families of these two victims to sentence this guy to death. I feel horrible for the parents and families of Channon and Chris. What an absolute let down. My hope now is that Cobbins gets what's coming to him in prison. I hope the jurors never hear the end of what a disgrace they've made of the judicial system. God bless us all - this is what's come of our country. We need to stop taking it.
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What must a man do to get the death penalty in Tennessee? A premeditated carjacking leading to the rape, torture, and slaughter of two innocent people doesn’t warrant death?
Sure, Cobbins had a horrible childhood, but many others do too. I guess his treatment growing up makes him not fully responsible for his actions as an adult? If the jury wasn’t convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that he deserved death, how could they convict him in the first place?
Takisha Fitzgerald and Leland Price presented such a strong case that even I, a person not fully pro death penalty, would have gladly started the IV and pushed the drugs to end Cobbins’ life.
I wonder what Cobbins will do in prison? Surely, he’ll have nothing to lose during his incarceration. He committed an incredibly heinous act and just got life. What could he do worse?
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Does anyone think that the blacks on that jury people who rule their lives by emotion would ever have done less? Till the liberals and minorities face facts about and stop living by what they feel, these things will continue to happen. Nashville you people need to grow up and face facts.
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Your shame as a juror will haunt you. To bad you could not do what you swore to do and that was give the death penalty. Shame on your souls.

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i dont know if it was my child you know nothing for the 2 kids i dont know what to say geeeeeeeeeee this is wrong
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the jury was from davidson county (more blacks). Just be glad they didnt grab them from Memphis.

besides, "vengence is mine" saith the Lord.

Id say someone will approach Mr. Christian with the offer to carry out the death sentence in prison, sooner or later, then Mr Christian can decide alone. Theyll probably offer to get it done for free.

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i dont care black white pink green geeeeeee oh look what they did
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The jurors failed to do their job. As to why? Draw your own conclusions.

This piece of garbage should have been sentenced to death - if you can't see that, you're blind.
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ALL I'm gonna say is, I'm soooo angry and sick!!!
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kato459 wrote:
I wonder who will be the first to pull the "Race Card" on this one?
You just did.

You view life through the prism of race, while daring others to do the same. Your own words expose the racism you think you've hidden from view.
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KATO I really dont understand why you are lurking and attacking.This is one way of showing the outrage people are feeling.Sometimes being able to say out loud those little unspoken truths helps. The outrage and pain our community is feeling over the brutal murder and torture of two innocent kids is overwhelming.If you dont think race comes into play at all here you have your head in the sand. Being liberal concerning the death penalty is one thing,being stupid is another.
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Aug 27, 2009
 
Ya know, I had high hopes for the jurors, but just like most people not from East TN, they let me down.
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He got an OJ jury. The Nashville blacks and snot slinging Memphis blacks WON. What a SHAME.

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Prisoners, especially lifers love to kill other "famous" prisoners. I wonder if they will put him in the bull pen or keep him in isolation? The arian nation also have gangs in prison. In reality they stick together depending on their race, all of them. I think that's a major flaw in the system, none of them should ever be able to be together.
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I wonder why Mr. Jackson and Mr. Sharpton weren't on on TV screaming for justice. Maybe they could have gotten the jury to see the light.

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Bryan wrote:
What must a man do to get the death penalty in Tennessee? A premeditated carjacking leading to the rape, torture, and slaughter of two innocent people doesn’t warrant death?
Sure, Cobbins had a horrible childhood, but many others do too. I guess his treatment growing up makes him not fully responsible for his actions as an adult? If the jury wasn’t convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that he deserved death, how could they convict him in the first place?
Takisha Fitzgerald and Leland Price presented such a strong case that even I, a person not fully pro death penalty, would have gladly started the IV and pushed the drugs to end Cobbins’ life.
I wonder what Cobbins will do in prison? Surely, he’ll have nothing to lose during his incarceration. He committed an incredibly heinous act and just got life. What could he do worse?
Read up on Christa Pike, even when they do give them the death penalty it's always years before it gets carried out. That bytch should have died years ago.

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