Parole hearing date moved for woman convicted in Christian Newso

Parole hearing date moved for woman convicted in Christian Newsom murders

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A parole hearing for Vanessa Coleman, who was convicted of facilitation in the death of Channon Christian, has been moved to December.

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The hearing had originally been scheduled for October, but has now been moved to December, according to the Tennessee Department of Corrections. The agency was not able to provide a specific date.

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Coleman was convicted on charges of facilitating first-degree murder, second-degree murder, theft, rape, and kidnapping less than two years ago.

Normally prisoners serve about 30 percent of their sentence before they are up for parole, but the parents of victims Channon Christian and Chris Newsom say because of good behavior rules, that time could be shortened for Coleman.


A petition has been circulating online asking the State Parole Board to deny parole for Coleman. As of this writing, it has more than 60,000 signatures.


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