The only woman convicted in one of Knoxville's most high profile murder cases will face a parole board next week.
Vanessa Coleman was convicted of facilitation of felony murder, aggravated kidnapping, and rape and sentenced to serve 35 years behind bars in February 2013.
She was one of four people who participated in the 2007 carjacking, murder, and rape of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom.
Her first parole hearing is set for December 10, 2014 in Nashville.
She was initially scheduled to go before the parole board in October, which surprised the families of the victims. The Newsoms told 10News then that the expected Coleman to be eligible for parole in 2017, when she would have served 30% of her 35 consecutive year sentence. But they learned that Coleman could get 16 days per month shaved off her sentence for "good behavior."
A petition was started on change.org asking the parole board to deny Coleman's request. It eventually gained more than 317,000 signatures, and it's creator said it was forwarded to the Board of Parole for their consideration.