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?

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.

Thomas Brown
Thomas Brown

ANY ONE THAT IS THAT CRUEL SHOULD BE HUNTED DOWN AND TORTURED THEMSELVES___.

Audre Smith
Audre Smith
  • Thomas Brown

Couldnt agree more

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...

Tammy McConkey Bright
Tammy McConkey Bright

The worthless pigs need to be given to the parents and let them do whatever they want to do them! Did they try to give those 2 kids a second chance when they were brutally beating and raping them before cold blooded killing them? They do not deserve bread and water much less a re-trial! Our judicial system really sucks for innocent people and work for the guilty scum suckers!

Darlene Craig
Darlene Craig
  • Tammy McConkey Bright

I wonder how Judge Blackburn would have felt had it been his kids????

Linda Franklin Hurst
Linda Franklin Hurst
  • Tammy McConkey Bright

Amen.... Hope God will makeup for the system screw up to all of them.

Jacqueline Caruso-MacDonald
Jacqueline Caruso-MacDonald
  • Tammy McConkey Bright

um JUDGE BLACKBURN if it was HIS kids, things would have I'm sure ended up WAYY differently!

Kristi Lee
Kristi Lee

They need to give them a retrial alright, five minutes alone with Gary Christian for each of them. I believe that would serve the only type of justice that would fit the horrific crime these monsters committed. The judge only presided over the trial, made no decisions on guilt/innocence. They deserve to have the same acts of animalism done to them.

Linda Simonds
Linda Simonds
  • Kristi Lee

i absolute u 2 yhe fullest thts wht i say then justicewill b serverd

Newhiphop Releases
Newhiphop Releases
  • Kristi Lee

Robin Good EVIL LIKE THIS STATEMENT KEEPS THE HATE SPREADING , THERE ARE GOOD AND EVIL PEOPLE IN EVERY RACE , LOOK AT THE BLACK CHURCH IN ALABAMA THAT WAS BOMBED BY THE KLAN KILLING 5 YOUNG BLACK GIRLS , LOOK AT MARTIN LUTHER KING & PRESIDENT KENNEDY BEING MURDERED ..... BLACK PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED AND BEEN SLAVES TO EVIL WHITE PEOPLE .... BUT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOT EVIL , AND THATS WHY I LOVE THE GOOD WHITE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD .... BUT IDIOTS LIKE YOU ARE JUST AS BAD AS THE ANIMALS THAT...

Robin Good EVIL LIKE THIS STATEMENT KEEPS THE HATE SPREADING , THERE ARE GOOD AND EVIL PEOPLE IN EVERY RACE , LOOK AT THE BLACK CHURCH IN ALABAMA THAT WAS BOMBED BY THE KLAN KILLING 5 YOUNG BLACK GIRLS , LOOK AT MARTIN LUTHER KING & PRESIDENT KENNEDY BEING MURDERED ..... BLACK PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED AND BEEN SLAVES TO EVIL WHITE PEOPLE .... BUT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOT EVIL , AND THATS WHY I LOVE THE GOOD WHITE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD .... BUT IDIOTS LIKE YOU ARE JUST AS BAD AS THE ANIMALS THAT KILLED THESE 2 WONDERFUL PEOPLE ! YOUR IGNORANCE MAKES YOU AN ANIMAL TOO !

Brian Neely
Brian Neely
  • Kristi Lee

I want to be there with my brother so I can get what"s left if any.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Josephine Bass
Josephine Bass
  • Kristi Lee

Robin Good some of them are and some are not,. these are!

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