State to enter movies from library into evidence in Thomas trial

State to enter movies from library into evidence in Thomas trial

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- The state filed notice Monday that it intends to introduce four movies George Thomas checked out prior to the Christian-Newsom murders as evidence in his trial.

Opening arguments are set for Tuesday, December 1. Thomas, 26, will be the third defendant to stand trial in the case.

The movies he checked out from the public library in Marion County, Kentucky are: "The 40-year-old Virgin," "Collateral," "Man on Fire" and "The Manchurian Candidate."

According to library records, the movies were all due on June 17, 2006.

Instead, one was found in January 2007 in the East Knoxville house where Channon Christian's body was found bound, raped and in a trash can.

The body of her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, was found bound, burned and shot near the house. He had also been raped.

Thomas had checked the movies out with his own library card, but it listed him as a female instead of a male.


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