Christian-Newsome Murders: Eric Boyd Wants Trial Moved

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- A man accused of helping one of the suspects in the murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom hide wants his trial moved.

Eric Dewayne Boyd's new attorney, Phil Lomonaco, has filed a court document asking that the trial be moved out of East Tennessee, or a jury be brought from another district to East Tennessee to hear the case.

Lomonaco cites the extensive coverage of the case by the news media as the reason he's requesting the change.

Boyd has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped Lemaricus Davidson hide from police, although he allegedly knew Davidson and several others committed a carjacking that resulted in the death of Christian and Christopher Newsom.

Boyd could face 15 years in prison when he stands trial, now set for February 4th.

Lomonaco replaced Richard Gaines as Boyd's attorney in September when Gaines withdrew from the case citing irreconcilable differences between the two.

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