Retrial for murder defendant George Thomas could begin in May

Retrial for murder defendant George Thomas could begin in May

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The retrial for Christian-Newsom murder defendant George Thomas could begin in mid-May.

Attorneys for both sides indicated to Judge Walter Kurtz that May 13 might be a possible trial date, with jury selection on May 9 and May 10.

The date would be finalized at a pre-trial hearing later this month.

Kurtz recently granted Thomas a retrial, saying  he couldn't see and hear the witness testimony, which linked Thomas to the murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom.

The judge denied retrials for defendants Lemaricus Davidson and Letalvis Cobbins.
Vanessa Coleman was convicted of facilitating Christian's murder.

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