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Vanessa Coleman is acquitted on first degree murder charges

Vanessa Coleman was found guilty of facilitation of murder, kidnapping and rape of Channon Christian.

Vanessa Coleman was found guilty of facilitation of murder, kidnapping and rape of Channon Christian.  She was acquitted on charges of first degree murder. This means there is no way Coleman will face the death penalty. What do you think about this? Do you think it was a harsh enough sentence? Should the jury have found her guilty of first degree murder?  What do you think the appropriate sentence should be for Coleman? Thanks for your comments. Have a great day! Lauren :)

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  • by Susan Location: Knoxville on May 13, 2010 at 05:59 PM
    She said she saw Channon's neck being snapped. Well, that would have made me try to tell the police. She SHOULD HAVE at least lied to a neighbor to use the phone, if she was afraid they might tell those guys. She should have done a lot of things, but did not. That verdict is the pits.
  • by Susan Location: Knoxville on May 13, 2010 at 05:52 PM
    I was taught that if I was with someone who did something wrong and didn't do anything about it, I was just as responsible. So says my DAD. If he was on that jury, she'd be guilty. We never got away with anything. There were consequences, and we new it.
  • by MsBeauty Location: Somewhere on May 13, 2010 at 04:31 PM
    i am against the death penalty so my sentence for her should be life without parole. if u really want her to suffer and regret what she did and get justice for Channon let her sit in jail with no prayer of getting out at all. Death penalty does not bring Channon back or lighten the grief of her family it actually makes things worse because now you have two people gone. R.I.P Channon...she was a beautiful girl and im truly sorry that the individual did what she did but the death penalty does not justify it. Its like they say two wrongs dont make a right! God Bless
  • by Me Location: KY on May 13, 2010 at 04:06 PM
    I understand she was there when all the stuff happened but if there isnt any evidence that she was involved in the crimes she shouldnt get a sentence as bad as the others. Yes she deserves jail time but not as much as the others that were involved.