Petition to Deny Parole to Vanessa Coleman Could Make a Difference

Tonja Burk, WBIR, August 11, 2014

Could an online petition that already has over 33,000 signatures (as of Monday afternoon) sway a parole decision for the woman convicted in connection with one of Knoxville’s most brutal crimes?

The answer is, yes. Maybe.

The petition to “Deny Parole To Vanessa Coleman, Offender #473393” was published Saturday evening on, according to Dan Frye who created the petition along with Hugh Newsom.

Vanessa Coleman was convicted of facilitation of first degree murder in the death of Channon Christian. She and her boyfriend, Chris Newsom, were carjacked, raped, tortured, and murdered in January of 2007. Coleman has been behind bars ever since, serving a 35-year sentence a judge handed down in February 2013 for her role in the crimes.

Two men are serving life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murders. Another was sentenced to death.

The Newsoms said they expected Coleman to be eligible for parole in 2017, when she would have served 30% of her 35 consecutive year sentence. But they learned last week Coleman could get 16 days per month shaved off her sentence for “good behavior.”

The petition, if submitted to the Tennessee Board of Parole before Coleman’s case is considered, could be a factor in the decision.

According to Melissa McDonald, Communications Director for the parole board, the board will consider any petition or letters submitted before Coleman’s case is before the board on October 8. {snip}


There are seven members of the parole board. Cases involving loss of life, like Coleman’s, would require four of the members to agree on a decision.

McDonald said the board grants parole to about 37% of the offenders who appear before them. If Coleman is denied parole, the board will determine when they will hear her case again in the next one to six years.


“It’s kind of like another slap in the face to the victims to have to go through this. We were never told she could get out even earlier for good behavior,” said Mary Newsom.

“Apparently as long as they are there for bed check, which I think is 9 p.m., and they behave decently, then they are awarded 16 days per month, 192 days per year,” explained Hugh Newsom. “And we’re not talking about cells. She’s staying in dormitory rooms.”

“I feel she’s very dangerous. She’s an evil person. She enjoyed that weekend that she spent there. Thought it was fun. That’s not the kind of person you want out on the street again,” said Mary Newsom.

[Editor’s Note: Here is the petition. It now has 310,000 supporters.]


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  • Luca

    She’s exhibiting “Good Behavior” while incarcerated, probably just to “play” the system. Once you let her back on the streets that’s another story. She’ll revert back to her ghetto ways in no time at all. She needs to be punished for her role in a capital crime, her behavior now has no bearing on her behavior when she committed her horrible crime.

    Let’s all sign that petition and spread the word.

    • Kenner

      Let’s sign it before she uses that pretty face to melt hearts on the parole board.

      • Who Me?

        “Pretty face”???? Did you see a picture of that thing?

        • TL2014

          He was being sarcastic:)

    • Ron Cheaters

      Her behavior now is only a product of her bahaviors in the past.

  • superlloyd

    This woman should never have been considered for parole. In fact, she should have been executed along with the other lowlife perpetrators of this sickening, evil, hate crime.

    • SentryattheGate

      yes, I agree; Vanessa could have left the scene at any time and alerted police. This is the worst crime I have ever heard of! She stayed in that apartment that whole weekend and not just endured hearing and seeing the torture but seems like she enjoyed it! And she accepted the jewelry from the victim!

      • Yancy Derringer

        She did enjoy it. She said so in her diary, with exclamation points.

        • meanqueen

          This is the first time I’m hearing about a diary. OMG.

          • Nancy

            I was shocked about the diary, too. I couldn’t believe the orc actually learned how to write.

          • I dislike your reference to her as an “orc”. A Tolkein orc is the descendant of an abducted elf. I also once fell, and never minded doing hard “work”.

            What one must do is keep some very personal, private thing alive inside. The feds gave me a mandatory head-shrinker for three years after my release. I told Dr. Lincoln that I hated those folks. I also explained that I know where they are going.

            Martin Selch died in September of a traumatic brain injury after he went off his bicycle. He was my childhood bully. I am glad he karked it. Fortunately this happened in Washington, far away from my limited reach. The FBI warned him that I still hated him, and that he would never see it coming. He lasted about a month in a hospice before he croaked. I hope it hurt a whole damned lot. I had nothing to do with that, but he never saw it coming.

            No “work” needed there, but the result was glorious.

          • Nancy

            Well, if I say “sheboon”, the mods may not like it.

          • I know much better terms than that, such as “Drooling Bongonian Rape-Ape”. “Pisslam”, and “Bongostan”.

    • Cid Campeador

      Woman? You overstate it. SHe’s a female pongid.

    • Ian

      Please don’t use the language of the enemy. Tyrants just LOVE “hate” crimes: purely subjective, a “hate crime” is whatever –THEY– say it is.
      Let’s keep it simple, and objective, and just call a spade a spade. The crime was murder–and torture, and rape, and robbery. And…it was (no surprise, no coincidence, and certainly NOT “newsworthy”) …black-on-white.

      And therefore, according to our enemy, it just COULDN’T POSSIBLY have been HATE. What a great comfort THAT surely is to the victims’ families….

  • I’m on the mailing list for petitions. The only one in my inbox now is “homophobic attack in DFW airport.” Like I’m going to sign that one!!!

    I always sign the animal cruelty ones they send me. I’ll sign this one too.

    Note that you have to register to sign one of their petitions. And they they bombard you with petitions about fags being screwed, blacks being victims of white waycism, etc. Change is a lefty outfit that we can co-opt to a degree for our cause.

    • Nancy

      I always sign the animal cruelty ones, too. And the ones that petition the parole board or governor to pardon (white) non-violent drug offenders who are absurdly serving life sentences because of “mandatory sentencing”.

      But for the rest of the lib causes, I always opt to check the box that says “I do not support this organization”. In fact, I contacted one hysterical female who sponsored a petition to demand that Target stores not allow their patrons to carry weapons, even if they’re licensed to do so. I asked her, “So you think you’re ‘in danger’ from licensed, tax-paying Americans who are trained in the use of firearms and carry for their own protection? Gee, I hope you don’t find yourself shopping at your friendly neighborhood Target (or any other public place) when an armed thug decides to pay it a visit.”

  • “Good behavior” in the prison sense probably means you didn’t murder anyone while in prison.

    • Stan D Mute

      It simply means you’ve not committed any major violations like assault on staff or rioting. Minor infractions like stealing, fighting, etc will not count against her for this purpose. It’s inconceivable that she could have changed completely in character in such a short time. She needs at least 30-40 years and even then it’s doubtful.

  • MannyR

    The idea that this ” women ” can at any point in the future be considered for release back into society is amazing and just reinforces the idea that this is truly BRA.

  • Nancy

    Thanks, Mr. Taylor, for posting this! I saw it on my Change[dot]org emails I get every so often, and knew the Amrenners would want to know about it.

  • Adolf Verloc

    What I find astonishing is that this woman could be considered for parole because of “overcrowding.” Surely they’ve got some low-level drug offenders who would be better candidates.

  • Some Guy

    I signed, thank you for the link. She is a sick and dangerous animal.

  • Who Me?

    This evil beast should never see the light of day as a free woman as long as she can draw breath. (The males who participated in this aptly named “horror” should have long since been worm food.)

    • IstvanIN

      She should have been worm food as well.

  • ronzo77

    I signed the petition to object to this animals parole hearing!!!

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Why does the word “parole” even pass the lips or flow through the pen on this case? How about a public execution?

    • tlk244182

      Drag her behind a pickup truck.

  • Basketeddie

    The 33000 signatures will definitely have an impact and there is no way a political body like the parole board will ignore this. My guess is that as long as there is media attention and public outcry, this girl will remain in prison. Unfortunately, statutory requirements will only allow her to serve about 23 years maximum, (assuming her good behavior) regardless of the wishes of the parole board.

    • Katherine McChesney

      There are over 300,000 signatures and counting.

  • I signed it just now, explaining in the comment section that “I weep whenever I read about that happy-looking young couple.”

    Orcs are probably not supposed to cry, but reading about that hideous crime hurts me in a place I will never be able to reach.

    • Luca

      Did you read her diary entry? She described the night of the murders as a “big adventure.” Reading that gives us insight into the mind of a psychopath.

      • Alexandra1973

        I’d say she’s as guilty as the rest of them.

      • MannyR

        Where did you read this? Please tell me so I can read it and go through the roof.

        • Luca

          Click on the link to the “Original Article”.

      • Mary

        She can write. I can’t read the article.

      • The prosecutor fainted once during the court proceedings. I don’t want any more insight into the mind of a psychopath than what I already received courtesy of my ex-father.

        I’ve had adventures before. One of those involved about 300 heavy shell and rocket artillery hits on my battalion’s position every day, and then fighting our way out of an encirclement. That was most unpleasant. Another was fishing offshore when I was living in Australia. We had a large mako land in the skiff we were in, knocking me overboard and swamping the boat. I climbed back in and helped beat the shark to death with a cricket bat. There was only one shark in the boat, after all. I didn’t want to be in that water any longer than I had to. I got the front end, and yes, I made my pants somewhat wetter than they already were.

        Some adventures were completely wonderful, like being loaned to a Japanese chemical company in 1994. I spoke just about jack for Japanese, but we figured out what was going wrong with the process I was supposed to help troubleshoot and had a great time. The food was amazing and my co-workers were fine people. I was actually depressed after returning home to Colorado. Getting married was another adventure, as aside from my federal prison stay, I was just so used to living alone. Raising a daughter has followed that, but since what I lack in maturity I make up for in childishness, that is at the top of my list.

        There have been others. Hiking up Long’s Peak (a Colorado 14-er), we got to the “keyhole” and saw that the sky on the other side was blacker than midnight in a mineshaft. We ate lunch in a big hurry and then went back down the boulder field, trying to get below the treeline before the lightning started. That was a tad alarming. I once got lost in Nanjing, China, after dark, trying to find my way back to the proper university compound after a very nice party. Nanjing is flat, and was unlit at night back in 1987. I still speak almost no Mandarin. There is nothing quite as peculiar as being lost on a borrowed bicycle in a strange foreign city at night, where one does not speak the local language. By the time I had finally found the right place, which seemed to take forever, the guards had shut, locked and left the compound, so I had to climb a 10- or 12-foot fence, carrying the borrowed, heavy Chinese bicycle with me, all the way up and all the way down.

        This Coleman critter wasn’t having an “adventure”: she was helping to commit vicious crimes, while also helping to make the end as miserable as possible for poor Miss Christian.

        • gemjunior

          Wow. You sure did have some adventures, and have had a very interesting life. Good for you.

        • Nancy

          It’s outrageous what these thugs believe, how they “reason”, but still not surprising when you go back and read Negroes in Negroland. “Barbarism is barbarism, whether in Africa or America, and a country inhabited by barbarians cannot be civilized.”

      • Stan D Mute

        Good insight into how many negroes feel about whites. This crime is NOT unique. It is alarmingly common for negroes to torture whites to death.

        Look at the 10 year old white boy tortured to death by a negro with a blowtorch. And there are dozens more that I know about from the last few years.

        • gemjunior

          It really burns me to think the creatures who censor our media (you know, the ones who own it and who own everything worth owning in our “free” country) can actually hide these crimes from the public. Whites will never rise up if they don’t see a reason to. I think I am going to make a list of white victims in the USA and start handing it out to white people everywhere.
          If anyone has already done so I would like to see that list. Has anyone seen such a thing?

    • Cid Campeador

      I’m right with you. I look at their pictures and that of Eve Carson, Megan Boken, baby Antonio Santiago and the hundreds of young White men and women who have died at the hands of these Devils in the past few years.
      There IS no justice in this country.

    • Nancy

      It’s horrifying, especially to those of us with children of the same age as Channon or Chris. My oldest leaves for college next year, and it makes me physically sick with fear to think of the thousands, or millions, of similar orcs preying on our young, beautiful, promising next generation, for no reason other than their own twisted jealousy and self-hatred. They can’t stand the sight of what they know they’ll never be: smart, successful, good-looking, and white.

  • Pete

    OVER 300,000 signatures, not 30,000. Stop what you are doing and sign this NOW!

  • Whitesneedtobebrave

    What a big mistake white man made by bringing these savages to America and what a big mistake they made by not sending them back after the civil war. Another bigger mistake was made when they listened to the Jews and gave them the right to go to school with whites and also to get their so called civil rights.

  • Whitesneedtobebrave

    If the races were reversed, I bet Al and Jesse would be there shouting for her to get the needle.

  • benvad

    She and those other simians should’ve been culled a longtime ago.

  • MBlanc46

    My usual line is that they never get serious time until they kill someone. Apparently in this case she could murder someone–two someones in a particularly cruel and gruesome fashion–and still not do serious time.

    • Cid Campeador

      At least Tennessee has the death penalty. In states who don’t , “lifers” can kill as many people as suits their fancy including COs and even the Warden and there’s nothing more that can be done to them.

  • Cid Campeador

    Every one of the spawn of Satan need to die. It’s an abomination that they are still breathing the air while Channon and Christopher are gone forever via the most hideous horror imaginable.
    The Christians and Newsoms at least deserve to see these fiends dispatched to Hell.

  • ozamataz

    I signed last week. Hope the animal never gets out.

  • fgbrunner3

    Here is a statistic that was reported on the internet. Guns shot wounds per 100,000 population in California, for men 15 to 24 years old: Blacks 450, Whites 25.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    Yes, let her out, by all means. BTW, where will she be living after that? We want to prepare a “welcome home” party.

  • IKUredux

    On the other hand, advocate for her release. Then…

    • Let her do her whole sentence, and then…

      • evilsandmich

        I’ll be in the old folks home by then, someone else will have to see to it.

        • Cid Campeador

          Avoid Nursing Homes and/ or Assisted Living facilities if you can. Stay healthy and alert.
          Too many White seniors are brutally abused in many of these facilities by Blacks that are employed there,

        • Then you will have a lot less to lose. I have a lot of folks on my short list once I am on the short list.

  • Yancy Derringer

    If prisons are overcrowded such that sentences have to be shortened, then BUILD MORE PRISONS. Budget for it, whatever the cost. It is a crime not to, when 35 year sentences can be slashed to five years.

    • If prisons are overcrowded, persons locked up as accessories to rape, torture and murder should not be fast-tracked for parole. I would rather the halfway houses fill up with tax-cheats, embezzlers and drug addicts than ghouls like Vanessa Coleman.

      • Stan D Mute

        Normally I think that they’re not. Something unusual seems afoot in this case.

        • Who Me?

          I think that submitting her name for parole so soon is indeed very unusual. Considering the clampdown on reporting that accompanied this case, seeing it was never reported nationwide for some reason, it’s possible that someone thought they could also slip her release past the clueless public. Parole boards are not necessarily composed of persons possessing common sense.
          Does anyone remember the felon who was given parole for rape, who immediately tracked down his former victims, (from work release) killed them and also the 9 year old daughter of the younger victim? The half-wits on the parole board had decided he was “remorseful” and “deserved a second chance”.
          If they let this unspeakable excuse for a human being out, she will sure as $#!+ be back in for another heinous crime very shortly after her release. I won’t call her an animal because not even animals do the things she did.
          The only other thing I can think of is somebody knows that there is another surprise “adventure” planned for her upon release. (Which would not be an altogether bad idea.)

          • Cid Campeador

            I’d like to think that as well. A dramatic scene where this creature walks out of the prison, a distant shot rings out and the top of her head flies off.
            What this society needs is a REAL Dexter or perhaps several real Dexters.

    • Who Me?

      We don’t need to build more prisons, we need to apply the DP, and when someone is convicted and sentenced to death, they should actually BE put to death, within a reasonable time frame, not 35 years later. One appeal, and one year to the day after the appeal upholds the original sentence, a public hanging. DNA test all the evidence, and if necessary, use truth serum on the witnesses to avoid the possibility of wrongful convictions. It would also help to have judges and juries with some common sense.

    • 1G25

      Crowd the cells. That’s the problem… judges want prisons to resemble Embassy Suites.

      Let the maggots lie down in shifts to sleep in the available space.

  • SlizzardAjeosshi

    NOn-American citizens are allowed to sign ?

    EDIT: just signed it

  • Ed Troyer

    I want negro Vanessa Coleman to be released immediately as incarceration is NOT justice. I want Vanessa Coleman and her supporters to receive ‘immediate justice’. Criminal negroes (and their supporters) see incarceration as an ‘entitlement’.

    • meanqueen

      Death is too good for those “afropaths,” though.

      • Cid Campeador

        Use them for medical research instead of cute little monkeys and mice. The Mau Mau ( I use that term to identify only sociopath Blacks) have a physiology similar to that of humans.

  • Stan D Mute

    I strongly recommend Nicholas Stix very long and in-depth coverage of this savage crime and the evil savages who committed it. Google his name if you’re not already familiar with him. He tags his work on this as Knoxville Horror I believe.

    • meanqueen

      I really cannot go re-visit that story. I couldn’t sleep at night for months, literally, MONTHS. It still bothers me to think about it. It was so hard to get details on the story. I had to dig and dig and dig. I always wondered why she and Christopher were on the black side of town, and who were these friends that they were supposedly with? On some chat board, someone who acted like they were close to the situation said that they were all at a party and the naggers tried to hit on her, she rebuffed them, so they laid in wait for her. Others said that Vanessa was her friend and had lured her to their house. ?? There was so much extraneous stuff like that out there and no way to know what was true and what was a fabrication.

  • Miss Christian’s father once remarked about “people like us”: “It isn’t about you.”

    I disagree. It is about me. It is about us.

    Sayaka and I have a daughter. Ariadne likes stargazing. I hope hope she meets a good guy someday and they have a great life together. On the other hand, if she was abducted, gang-raped, tortured and murdered, I would sign over everything to my wife, divorce her, wait a whole damned year, and then start karking blacks. There is literally no honest work I will not do.

    Of course I would be arrested and executed, but that wouldn’t matter. That’s what these animals need to think about: eventually they will attack the wrong guy’s daughter, wife or mother.

    I wonder if any of them know what a “dead man switch” is. It means automatic shut-off if something bad happens. I doubt they know what that means in a national, ethnic perspective, in reverse.

    • Who Me?

      My husband and I have a grown daughter, a grown son, a daughter-in-law whom we love as if she were born to us, and 6 grandchildren (3 boys and 3 girls). If something were to befall any one of them (God forbid) my husband and I would do the same as you to those responsible. We do not trust the (in)Justice System to take care of the problem appropriately. There is no better legacy to pass on than acting in a morally upright manner and taking care of your own family, clan and race. If that is contrary to the law, take care of it, and if you are still alive and free, work to change the laws. Otherwise, make sure you have raised your descendants to take care of it once you are gone.

      • Cid Campeador

        We can’t EVER trust the Justice system at ALL anymore. That’s why it’s so important that we “cling to our guns” AND Religion.

        • I am forever disallowed firearms, and have no religion. I have some dyed-in-the-wool beliefs, however:

          #1: Absolute, steadfast friendship under any conditions.
          #2: See number one.

      • If you do that, the law is wrong and you are not.

    • meanqueen

      Didn’t he wear a tee shirt with a Confederate Flag on it to the trial? I also would not be a bit surprised if he joined the KKK privately. I understood why he said that, though. He didn’t want the white supremacists to upstage his daughter’s murder and to turn popular opinion away from her suffering, and onto the “bigger suffering of racism,” because that’s what idiots in our country would do. So I wouldn’t take his comment personally. Realize that he was just trying to get by each day.

      • I would understand if he did that. When they hurt them however, they were producing a demonstration, so as to hurt all of us. They succeeded beyond their wildest expectations. It was like turning off a light in my soul and then burning out the switch box.

        Blacks can’t get back in my book from here.

        That’s what the Knoxville Horror was supposed to do, and it worked.

        • Cid Campeador

          Go to the Execute Le Maricus Davidson FB page. Just look at the pictures of a smiling happy couple who died so soon and so horribly. I look at their faces and imagine the terror in their hearts and it makes me sick.
          The ordeals of the Wichita 5 and Eve Carson are just as horrific.
          Eve Carson asked them to pray with her.

          • A Freespeechzone

            Sometimes things just ‘happen’.

    • Tarczan

      Vengeance is a real human survival mechanism. In hunter gatherer times, fear of vengeance prevented many crimes.

      • “Vengeance is Mine, Says the Lord.”

        He gets them afterward. Orcs get first call for dinner.

      • 1G25

        Public punishment did the same thing.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Michael–I feel the same way and would have NO remorse in removing the animal who attacked and violated my daughter–or any of my family for that matter.

      Make NO mistake that those in control of our government and laws will always take a soft approach to minority criminals in the interest of political correctness.

      No apologies.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    The same creeps who want this vicious white-hating n*****monster released because she’s really a “nice person” also want the innocent white cop Darren Wilson put to death.

  • meanqueen

    WTF??? If it were up to me, she’d serve out her life sentence over in the men’s prison.

    • Who Me?

      She’d probably like that.

      • meanqueen

        Yucky. Well, then, we’d just have to make sure that it involved things she wouldn’t like.

  • meanqueen

    I followed this horrific story from the beginning but I never got an answer on why there was a media blackout. Yeah I know the libtard media tries to protect Blackie, but still you’d think something this astonishingly horrible would have been picked up by someone. I had given up cable about then so was following it online, but maybe Fox News covered it? It seems like the sort of thing that Greta Van Susteren would have kept in the limelight. If so, I missed that. It just seemed that I had to search out the story to find updates.

    • Kenner

      Both the Knoxville Horror and the Wichita Massacre have been shown as one hour specials, I think on ID Discovery [the Murder Channel].
      Both tried to underplay the racial angle, but it’s obvious.

  • Scott Rosen

    This piece of waste should’ve been executed long ago. Instead these idiots want to free it?

  • Christorchaos

    I’m sure Tarantino will make a revenge movie based on these incidents.

    Waiting …. waiting … waiting

  • Christorchaos

    If this crime had been white on black, the perp would be begging to *stay in prison*, — in solitary too. Anyone white that had tortured and raped and killed a couple of black teenagers would have had no life outside of prison worth living …… she would be as infamous as Hitler..

  • 1069rhythm

    If Coleman got 192 days of good time for every year she’s served, then that would be 8 * 192 =1536 days, or, dividing that by 365, about 4.2 years, which would still leave over 30 years on her sentence. If she gets good time for every year she’s been sentenced, that comes out to about 18.4 years, leaving at least 16 years total to be served – 8 more years than what she’s served already.