Tuesday, August 18, 2009

This Story Never Seemed to Get Much Media Attention

A brutal rape, kidnapping and murder case... You would think this would have been all over the news.Day 1: Carjack/slayings trial ends with grisly testimony � Knoxville News Sentinel
A photograph displayed movie-sized on a projection screen in Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner's courtroom showed Newsom's body burned from head to toe. His face was unrecognizable.

State arson investigator Robert Watson said an accelerant - likely gasoline - had been poured directly on Newsom's body and ignited.

Authorities say Newsom was raped, bound, gagged and led to the railroad tracks, where he was shot execution-style.

Christian, they say, was kept alive inside the Chipman Street house for several more hours, repeatedly raped and then stuffed inside a trash can. She suffocated to death.
I can't remember what the focus of the media was at the time, but I do remember wondering why this wasn't covered.

I won't repeat any of the (truly disturbing) descriptions of what these two people endured. You can click through if you are interested. [via Michelle Malkin]

No comments: