Suspect in Christian/Newsom Murders Will Be Tried Before a Knox Jury - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 27, 2019
When Eric Boyd finally faces trial in a now 12-year-old double homicide that drew international attention, he will do so in Knox County, Knox County Criminal Court Judge Bob McGee ruled today. Knoxnews reports that Boyd's will be the eighth trial in the 2007 slayings of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. Boyd was already tried and convicted in U.S. District Court in 2008 on charges he hid Lemaricus Davidson – the alleged ringleader in the fatal attack on the couple – after the slayings. Though a suspect in the slayings from the start, Boyd was not initially indicted on murder charges.