Vanessa Coleman jury selection in Jackson; trial in Knoxville

Vanessa Coleman jury selection in Jackson; trial to be in Knoxville

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Vanessa Coleman entering the courtroom for an October hearing. Vanessa Coleman entering the courtroom for an October hearing.

By STEPHANIE BEECKEN
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Jury selection will begin Friday in the trial against one of the defendants in the Christian-Newsom murder case.

The jury selection in the case against Vanessa Coleman will take place in Jackson, Tennessee in Madison County.

Jurors are being chosen outside of the Knoxville area because of the high-profile nature of the case.

Prosecutors have asked the judge to inform jurors of the verdicts in Coleman's original trial. No order has been granted in those requests.

Vanessa Coleman was convicted in May 2010 of facilitating Channon Christian's murder, kidnapping, rape and theft.

After trial irregularities were alleged against Ex-Judge Richard Baumgartner, a new trial was ordered for all of the defendants.

Coleman's retrial will be held in Knoxville beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
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