KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Vanessa Coleman returned to court on Friday to learn her fate after she was convicted of facilitating the murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. Knox Co. Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood sentenced her to a total of 35 years in prison.
With credit for the six years she already served, Coleman still has 29 years left to go. She is up for parole, though, in 4 and a half years.
In November, Coleman was retried for her role in the death of Channon Christian and found guilty on 13 of the 17 counts against her. Just like the first trial in 2007, Coleman was found not guilty for crimes connected to Channon's boyfriend, Christopher Newsom.
She faces a maximum sentence of 50 years. She was sentenced to 53 years following her first trial.
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