Vanessa Coleman's request for third trial denied

Vanessa Coleman's request for third trial denied

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Christian-Newsom defendant Vanessa Coleman was denied a third trial on Wednesday.

Coleman has been tried twice for her role in the death of Channon Christian, first in 2010 and again in 2012.

The results of her first trial were thrown out and a second trial granted after the presiding judge stepped down and revealed that he was addicted to painkillers while overseeing her trial.

The second trial resulted in a guilty verdict on 13 of 17 charges. In February, she was sentenced to 35 years in prison, with the possibility of parole in four and half years.

She later appealed the ruling and requested another trial.

On Wednesday, a judge overruled her most recent request for a new trial.

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