Knoxville Double Murder Suspect Indicted on New Charges

By: Brian Gregory Email
By: Brian Gregory Email

Knoxville (WVLT) - A suspect in the carjacking and murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom faces new charges in connection with a robbery two days after the carjacking.

A Knox County Grand Jury indicted Davidson on 6 charges including aggravated robbery, attempted robbery, aggravated assault, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

According to the presentment signed on May 8th, Davidson allegedly robbed a Pizza Hut at gunpoint on January 8th.

That same day, he allegedly attempted to steal a woman's purse.

That's the same day Newsom's body was found along rairoad tracks near Ninth Avenue.

Christian's body was found January 9th, in a home Davidson rented.

The weapons charges stem from his use of the gun, which is illegal for a convicted felon.

Davidson was convicted of carjacking in Madison County, Tennessee in January of 2001.

Thursday, Davidson, and three other alleged accomplices: Latavius Cobbins, George Thomas, and Vanessa Coleman appeared in a Knox County courtroom to face the 46 count indictment connected to the murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

A judge set trial dates in the case.


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