The latest chapter in the story that began with the horrific torture, rape and murder of young Knoxville couple Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom began this week as testimony in the retrial of alleged killer George Thomas got underway.
Holly Bobo was abducted on April 13, 2011, as she left the house. Last week, nearly two years to the day after she was taken, a neighbor’s dog found what investigators believed was Holly’s purse. Today her mother, who saw the purse, confirmed that it is not her daughter’s.
Did James Earl Ray kill Dr. King on April 4, 1968, and was the assassination the culmination of a conspiracy to silence the leader of America’s non-violent civil rights and anti-war movement? Conspiracy theories abound.
This short documentary film tells the horrific tale of how Knoxville couple Channon and Christopher were abducted, brutally tortured and finally murdered by three men and one woman.
When Matthew Winkler’s body was discovered at the Winkler home, Mary Winkler, his wife, was accused of shooting him at point-blank range in the back with a shotgun. Though he had allegedly caught her kiting checks, she would argue in court that he had been an abusive husband.
An endangered child alert has been canceled after Tennessee teens Courtney Hawkins and Dillan Stewart were found safe near Gainesboro. Police were able to trace the young couple using cell phone signals, and pulled them over in a traffic stop. Police say Dillan and Courtney were running away, and had a third juvenile in the car. They are now facing charges.
A mother is under arrest after police found her two young children dead of apparent heat exposure. Samantha Harper said she put her kids, Daniel Marise, 3, and Savannah Marise, 2, in the car, went back into her home, and fell asleep.
Thornton died suddenly when he, his unopened parachute and $1 million of cocaine, impacted on the driveway of an astonished Tennessee homeowner. Thornton, it seems, and two childhood friends, all three children of privilege and wealth, used their positions of power and their soldier-of-fortune skills to become drug kingpins, running weapons to Columbia, and there exchanging them for drugs, which they smuggled into the U.S.
A bit of justice was served at a Tennessee Sonic restaurant, where two allegedly intoxicated suspects were arrested before they had a chance to eat their food.