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Lemaricus Davidson will appear in court Thursday to ask for new trial

6:04 PM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
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The so-called ringleader of the Christian-Newsom murders will appear in court Thursday in a hearing to ask for a new trial.

Lemaricus Davidson was sentenced to death row back in October 2009 for murdering Knox County couple Channon Christian and Chris Newsom in January 2007.

Davidson's attorneys filed paperwork asking for a new trial for their client, saying the jury prayed and sang hymns when it was supposed to be deliberating his sentence. The defense bases their argument on a blog post they claim was written by a juror.

10News spoke with a couple of other jurors who say the service happened, but not during deliberations. They say they met together in an informal service at their hotel and never discussed the case.

Special Judge Walter Kurtz will hear Davidson's request Thursday.

We will be in the courtroom and bring you a full report on 10News and here on

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