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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Nov 8, 2012

Jurors will be selected this Friday in Jackson for the retrial of Vanessa Coleman, one of four defendants who had been convicted in one of Knoxville's most horrific crimes. New trials have been ordered for all of the suspects in the 2007 torture-slayings of Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23, after revelations that the judge presiding over the original trials — Richard Baumgartner — was himself breaking the law. The state challenged the retrial orders in all but Coleman's case. The Knoxville News Sentinel has more.