Eric Boyd’s Conviction Stands in Christian-Newsom Torture Slayings Case

Jamie Satterfield, News Sentinel (Knoxville), April 8, 2011

The ongoing effort to bring to justice those involved in one of Knoxville’s most horrific crimes cleared its first appellate hurdle Thursday with a federal appeals court backing the conviction of an accessory in the January 2007 torture slayings.

The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Thursday released an opinion giving the appellate court’s stamp of approval to the 2008 conviction of Eric Boyd of being an accessory to a fatal carjacking and concealing a crime from law enforcers.

It is the first appellate test in the prosecution of the carjacking, kidnapping, rape and murder of Channon Christian, 21, and her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23.

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The murder cases have not yet reached a state appellate court.

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  • Anonymous

    And so the case drags on and on, this time because the judge was buying opiates from an ex-con or something. It’s really incredible. The more I learn about the so-called justice system in this country, the more I think that it should be completely dismantled from top to bottom and rebuilt from scratch.

  • Taurus 689

    “The ongoing effort to bring to justice those involved in one of Knoxville’s most horrific crimes cleared its first appellate hurdle Thursday with a federal appeals court backing the conviction of an accessorly in the January 2007 torture slayings.”

    How about one of the NATION’S most horrific crimes? It ia a crime of which the majority of the nation was totally unaware. Certainly the absolute atrocities committed against this young White couple would have made the hairs stand up on the back of Vlad Tepes’s neck.

    Of course the MSM didn’t think that it met the standards of heinousness that the nooses on the trees of a high school nor the “Nappy Headed Hos” comment of Don Imus did.

    I continue to hope that someone out there in Knoxville will exact vengeance against the beasts.