US attorneys want to drop federal charges against 3 suspects in the Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom rape and murder to allow the state to prosecute the local charges more quickly.
Channon Christian and her boyfriend Christopher Newsom were on a date when they were carjacked and kidnapped. Her boyfriend was murdered soon after the carjacking. Christian was kept alive longer and was repeatedly raped before being murdered and thrown in the garbage.
Suspects Eric Boyd, George Thomas, Lemaricus Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins and Vanessa Coleman:
Victims Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom: