As indicated on the earlier post regarding the murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, in the first of a series of trials Eric Boyd was found guilty last week of being an accessory before the fact and of assisting an offender. Boyd faces up to 15 years in prison when sentenced.
A video of the victims' families reactions to the verdicts can be viewed here I can not start imagine how Chris Newsom's mother could have felt as she acknowledges the degree to which her handsome young son was tortured.
Main trial scheduled for new year
Boyd was only a bit player in this case and four other defendants are expected to stand trial next year, almost two years after the actual killings.
Cruel Allegations in Court
Earlier, during Boyd's trial a witness claimed that Channon had been forced to shoot Christopher, a claim which the media pounced on perhaps as a means of shifting some of the blame onto the victims?
Here Channon's clearly distraught father responds to that claim .
I will update the blog when Boyd is sentenced