Ky. woman guilty of facilitation in Tenn. murder - WKRN News 2

Ky. woman guilty of facilitation in Tenn. murder


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A jury in Tennessee has convicted a Kentucky woman of facilitation in the rape and murder of a University of Tennessee student in 2007.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the jury from Jackson on Tuesday found Vanessa Coleman of Lebanon, Ky., guilty on 13 of 17 charges in the death of 21-year-old Channon Christian.

Coleman was previously convicted in 2010 of facilitation in Christian's death, but a retrial was ordered for her and three other defendants after the trial judge in Knoxville acknowledged drug use during her trial.

In her first trial, Coleman was acquitted of any crimes committed against Christian's boyfriend, 23-year-old Christopher Newsom, who was raped and shot and his body set on fire.

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