Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 20, 2012 Coleman Re-trial: Defense Calls Parents To Testify, Closing Arguments, Deliberations

The Knoxville re-trial of Vanessa Coleman on 17 counts of facilitation of kidnapping, rape, and murder of Channon Christian is in the hands of a jury.

Yesterday, the defense presented its case, calling two witnesses to the stand--Vanessa's parents. Vanessa chose not to testify.

The prosecution and defense presented closing arguments, and the case went to the jury that was brought in from Jackson, TN (Madison County).

After several hours of deliberation, the jury retired for the night and will resume deliberations this morning.

The News-Sentinel has a running commentary on yesterday's testimony and closing here and a news article here.

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