Jury Convicts Coleman in Torture-Slaying Re-Trial

Jurors reached a verdict today in the re-trial of torture-slaying suspect Vanessa Coleman, according to Knox News. The jury, brought to Knoxville from Jackson, convicted Coleman on charges of facilitation of the felony murder of Channon Christian. They also found her guilty of lesser facilitation charges related to the kidnapping and rape of Christian, but acquitted her outright of facilitation of felony murder in the kidnapping of Christian's boyfriend, Christopher Newsom. In all, the panel, which deliberated over two days, convicted Coleman of 13 of the 17 facilitation counts she faced.