Karen Worley
Karen Worley

The judge only read their sentencing. The jury did their job already!

Michael J Beglin Jr.
Michael J Beglin Jr.
  • Karen Worley

Sadly, in Tennessee the judge is considered the 13th juror. They claim that is why they have to retry these cases. Personally, I think they should get the death penalty. I've followed this case, and what was done to those two kids was just sickening.

Ruth Diehl
Ruth Diehl
  • Karen Worley

I do not believe in the death sentence; just me but justice should be served for those that lives have been taken for no reason.

Laura Rudy
Laura Rudy
  • Karen Worley

Ruth while I respect that.. The flaw in it is I refuse to pay for some jerkoff who deserves to die an equally brutal if not worse way than he inflicted on another being to sit in a prison cell and die an old miserabl bastard that he would have done had he never been caught. Nothing was human about what they did to thier vitims so why treat them humanely?

Norman Bissett
Norman Bissett
  • Karen Worley

Ruth did they offer any compassion for there victoms? That is what is wrong with our justice system is people like you. It would be different if they were your loved ones. If they need some one to do the deed I will be happy to do it.

Lisa Laferriere Trotter
Lisa Laferriere Trotter
  • Karen Worley

the only problem with that, is the way they will be put to death if they get the death sentence is too humane in my opinion. They deserve what they will get in prison.

Stephanie Floyd
Stephanie Floyd
  • Karen Worley

@Ruth....do you know what happened to them? Do you know the details?? I respect people for not believing in the death penalty, most of the time, but what those 5 people (and I use the term loosely) pretty much took their right to breathe on this earth away. If you haven't read what was done to them, please do.... I don't think anyone can read it or hear about it and walk away without feeling completely soul-sick on what they both had to endure before they mercifully died.....

Anissa Harrell
Anissa Harrell
  • Karen Worley

Laura Rudy I agree, I think he should be let out in Population and the Parent's of these children they killed should be allowed to talk to the inmates in the Prison he is in. Maybe they will be "Under the weather" and wont be able to walk in the courtroom again.Then, Justice might get served. I just signed another petition that wants one of them, cant remember the name, but, wants them to be off Facebook. Are You Kidding Me? He is allowed on a computer after torturing them? People that have...

Laura Rudy I agree, I think he should be let out in Population and the Parent's of these children they killed should be allowed to talk to the inmates in the Prison he is in. Maybe they will be "Under the weather" and wont be able to walk in the courtroom again.Then, Justice might get served. I just signed another petition that wants one of them, cant remember the name, but, wants them to be off Facebook. Are You Kidding Me? He is allowed on a computer after torturing them? People that have driving offenses dont get to use a computer, are punished alot worse. I can't believe that.

Robert Terey
Robert Terey
  • Karen Worley

it actually ends up costing more to be put to death....after many years and appeals to the court.

Donna Cook
Donna Cook
  • Karen Worley

Ruth Diehl THIS IS TO MRS RUTH, I MEAN NO DIS RESPECT BUT I DO WONDER HAVE TO IF YOU WAS SITTING IN THE COURT ROOM AND IT WAS YOUR DAUGHTER THAT THEY WERE TRYING tO FIGHTING OVER HER RIGHTS WOULD YOU LOOK AT D.A. AND SAY OH NO GIVE THOSE 5 LOST SOULS WHO RAPE AND TORTURED AND KILLED MY DAUGHTER THE DEATH SENTANCE HELP ME GET THEM LIFE SENTENCE AND LETS SET THEM UP A HOME LIFE WITH 3 MEALS A COT NO BILLS. YES ITS CALLED PRISON LIFE . AND THE CIZITENS WILL PAY FOR IT ANDD ILL HELP EVEN...

Ruth Diehl THIS IS TO MRS RUTH, I MEAN NO DIS RESPECT BUT I DO WONDER HAVE TO IF YOU WAS SITTING IN THE COURT ROOM AND IT WAS YOUR DAUGHTER THAT THEY WERE TRYING tO FIGHTING OVER HER RIGHTS WOULD YOU LOOK AT D.A. AND SAY OH NO GIVE THOSE 5 LOST SOULS WHO RAPE AND TORTURED AND KILLED MY DAUGHTER THE DEATH SENTANCE HELP ME GET THEM LIFE SENTENCE AND LETS SET THEM UP A HOME LIFE WITH 3 MEALS A COT NO BILLS. YES ITS CALLED PRISON LIFE . AND THE CIZITENS WILL PAY FOR IT ANDD ILL HELP EVEN THOUGH THEY KILLED MY DAUGHTER. NOW DO U STILL FEEL THE SAME?

Cindy D. Hill- Treadway

Think HLN should cover this!

Anne Marie
Anne Marie
  • Cindy D. Hill- Treadway

I agree they should Cindy! Surprised they haven't, watching the recap of NG right now and it's frikn caught on video traffic accidents and arrests of intoxicated people. Man has she gone down hill!!! Give someone else her spot PLEASE HLN!!! Cover the topics your viewers want to hear about!!!!

Cindy D. Hill- Treadway
Cindy D. Hill- Treadway
  • Cindy D. Hill- Treadway

Anne, I saw a clip of that last night. I had actually took her off my fb and befriended her again last night after I saw this petition. I wanted to send her the articles on Channon and Chris in hopes that she would give it some media attention. Doubt it will do any good but, if everyone would start pushing for more important news maybe it will help. I never cared for NG but, got caught up with Caylee but, after the way it turned out I really believe what my husband was saying the whole...

Anne, I saw a clip of that last night. I had actually took her off my fb and befriended her again last night after I saw this petition. I wanted to send her the articles on Channon and Chris in hopes that she would give it some media attention. Doubt it will do any good but, if everyone would start pushing for more important news maybe it will help. I never cared for NG but, got caught up with Caylee but, after the way it turned out I really believe what my husband was saying the whole time.... "Nancy" told way too much info and that tot mom would end up walking... well, need I say more. That still makes my blood rise!!
But, so does this case. I'm not sure how much you know about Channon and Newsome but, they would have been my daughters age and a lot of her friends were friends with them. And, I worked for the Judge for years back in the 90's and knew him all my life. He was a friend of some of my family. I had the utmost respect for him. All he would have had to do was ask for help! :( The whole thing is very sicking! I will give Dr Drew credit...he did tell the story on his show one night but, still didn't get into the case...only the Judge:/

Linda Shannon
Linda Shannon

Pray for their families having to go through all of this again.

Betty Cave Nordstrom
Betty Cave Nordstrom
  • Linda Shannon

Its about time for that justice, don't you think? Very, very sad for these famlies.:-(

Linda Shannon
Linda Shannon
  • Linda Shannon

Yes it's just horrible.

Rebecca Gibson Hopper
Rebecca Gibson Hopper

No parent should ever have to go through what these parents have! They deserve justice.

Mike Begley
Mike Begley
  • Rebecca Gibson Hopper

Amen! Short rope, tall tree.

Cathy Jackson
Cathy Jackson

Every single one of these monsters will pay for what they did to Channon and Chris! And when they meet their maker, if they have not repented of their sins, will meet a horrible demise! They will reap what they have sown! The Bible is clear!

John Al Thompson
John Al Thompson
  • Cathy Jackson

time to go Old Testament you know eye for an eye. What ever they did to these poor kids they get it also two fold

Cathy Jackson
Cathy Jackson
  • Cathy Jackson

You are right John. It will be much worse than anything they could have ever done to these two kids!!! I would not want to be any of them!!

Kandy Anderson Cooper
Kandy Anderson Cooper

I agree with Elizabeth, it is double jeopardy. Our justice system really stinks! It appears they protect the guilty and screw the innocent! My sadness is for the families of these poor victims. They have been through enough hell, why do they have to continue going through hell! The Judge may have been impaired, however, the jury was not and they were the ones who convicted the monsters!

Mike Duerr
Mike Duerr
  • Kandy Anderson Cooper

It would be illegal for the government to demand a re-trial but the government did not! All of the defendants in this case were offered a re-trial....if they wanted...with a re-assurance that they could not get sentenced to any more time then they have already been given. This is not double jeopardy.

Do I feel for the families in this case....more than you can begin to imagine. Personally, I think they should be simply executed for the crimes and be done with this whole affair instead...

It would be illegal for the government to demand a re-trial but the government did not! All of the defendants in this case were offered a re-trial....if they wanted...with a re-assurance that they could not get sentenced to any more time then they have already been given. This is not double jeopardy.

Do I feel for the families in this case....more than you can begin to imagine. Personally, I think they should be simply executed for the crimes and be done with this whole affair instead of dragging the families through this garbage! What you may not know is that the families will have to attend each and every parole hearing for every person convicted every time they come up for parole, what is involved in this parole hearing???.... They will be forced to listen to every minute detail of these crimes explicitly over and over again....you have no idea of the nightmare that truly awaits the families of this tragic horrifying situation. How often do they come up for parole... generally every seven years but that can be altered to every year which means the families must appear at each of the parole hearings............

Kandy Anderson Cooper
Kandy Anderson Cooper
  • Kandy Anderson Cooper

That is just heatbreaking! My heart goes out to the families.

Elizabeth Tarlton
Elizabeth Tarlton

It is illegal to re try someone for the same crime it is called double jeopardy

Mike Duerr
Mike Duerr
  • Elizabeth Tarlton

It would be illegal for the government to demand a re-trial but the government did not! All of the defendants in this case were offered a re-trial....if they wanted...with a re-assurance that they could not get sentenced to any more time then they have already been given. This is not double jeopardy.

Do I feel for the families in this case....more than you can begin to imagine. Personally, I think they should be simply executed for the crimes and be done with this whole affair instead...

It would be illegal for the government to demand a re-trial but the government did not! All of the defendants in this case were offered a re-trial....if they wanted...with a re-assurance that they could not get sentenced to any more time then they have already been given. This is not double jeopardy.

Do I feel for the families in this case....more than you can begin to imagine. Personally, I think they should be simply executed for the crimes and be done with this whole affair instead of dragging the families through this garbage! What you may not know is that the families will have to attend each and every parole hearing for every person convicted every time they come up for parole, what is involved in this parole hearing???.... They will be forced to listen to every minute detail of these crimes explicitly over and over again....you have no idea of the nightmare that truly awaits the families of this tragic horrifying situation. How often do they come up for parole... generally every seven years but that can be altered to every year which means the families must appear at each of the parole hearings............

Glenda Jones
Glenda Jones
  • Elizabeth Tarlton

If what you say is true that they can't get sentenced to any more time then they can't be sentenced to the death penalty either. :(

Julie Sharp
Julie Sharp

Why wad this not considered a hate crime? The atrocities commited to these two should have been enough to constitute hate, why did they make them suffer the way they did? They could have just killed them and been done, but any murder involving torture should merit death penalty. I however believe that would be letting them off easy, they should and deserve to be tortured in the same manner they inflicted on two young innocent people. I hate to say this and it will probably be taken the wrong...

Why wad this not considered a hate crime? The atrocities commited to these two should have been enough to constitute hate, why did they make them suffer the way they did? They could have just killed them and been done, but any murder involving torture should merit death penalty. I however believe that would be letting them off easy, they should and deserve to be tortured in the same manner they inflicted on two young innocent people. I hate to say this and it will probably be taken the wrong way,but its probably a good thing they didn't survive after what they indured and suffered through, I honestly don't believe they could have recovered from the trauma and never regained any kind of normality. God be with the family they were taken from and know that they are with their lord and savior. And know that the murders have a special place in hell where they all belong.

Brenda Piper
Brenda Piper
  • Julie Sharp

Because they were white!!! As stated in a previous comment had Channon and Chris been black it would have been the shot heard around the world again.

Anita Higdon Headrick
Anita Higdon Headrick
  • Julie Sharp

Absolutely!!! Where was Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? They would have been leading a "racist" riot had it been the other way round!

Lynne Mahan
Lynne Mahan

if we as a community let these animals free & do not keep them behind bars as they should b {THEY WILL DO THIS AGAIN} & it will b us fighting for justice & going through the hell & torture that these families have had 2 go through, but they have tried in every way possible to break these families w/their lies & insults & just plain filth! but they have stayed united & these ANIMALS nor THEIR lying families have broken them yet!& if they can stay that strong living in their own private agony...

if we as a community let these animals free & do not keep them behind bars as they should b {THEY WILL DO THIS AGAIN} & it will b us fighting for justice & going through the hell & torture that these families have had 2 go through, but they have tried in every way possible to break these families w/their lies & insults & just plain filth! but they have stayed united & these ANIMALS nor THEIR lying families have broken them yet!& if they can stay that strong living in their own private agony [WE AS A COMMUNITY CAN GIVE THEM OUR SUPPORT}! HELP GET THESE KIDS THE JUSTICE THEY MORE THAN DESERVE!

Linda Hicks
Linda Hicks
  • Lynne Mahan

they need to be severely punished not give a free makeover

Peri Marlow
Peri Marlow
  • Lynne Mahan

Linda Hicks I'd be glad to give them their "Makeover". It would take hours with guaranteed results...

India Eldridge
India Eldridge

If anything was the definition of a Federal Hate Crime this was it.So they dated a few white girls, big deal! What the hell does that prove? Reverse the color of Channon & Chris and the national media would have scratched their eyes out screaming "hate crime, racism, etc" The only true justice is for them to go thru EVERYTHING they put their victims thru.After that- tall tree/short rope. Pray for their Mom's & Dad's.The fact that they have to endure this a 2nd time...where's the justice in that?

Dana Adams
Dana Adams
  • India Eldridge

I said almost the exact same words today.

Jacqueline Caruso-MacDonald
Jacqueline Caruso-MacDonald
  • India Eldridge

Damn straight!! It's NEVER a hate crime when it's black on white and that PISSES ME OFF TO NO END and I am DAMN SICK OF IT!! Hell, bring on the end of the world because I'm sick of living amongst all the trash(!!

Amy Grounds
Amy Grounds
  • India Eldridge

The article I read said that the family doesnt even think it is a hate crime. They were not in my opinion killed based on race. Rather than just an easy target for the criminals to rob and eventually murder. There was never any racial ties made to the crime other than the criminals were black and the victim was white. They have to be able to prove it in court, and how were they going to do that based upon the evidence??

Amy Grounds
Amy Grounds
  • India Eldridge

Jacqueline Macdonald http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2009/offenders.html 18.5% of the arrest were black offenders.. They only make up 12.6% of the population, so your comment is 100% incorrect.

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