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Judge's order ensures George Thomas will die in prison for 2007 torture-slayings

June 4th, 2013 9:13 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

Judge's order ensures George Thomas will die in prison for 2007 torture-slayings

George Thomas leaves the courtroom Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 after Senior Judge Walter Kurtz sentenced him to consecutive life terms, one for the death of Channon Christian and one for the death of Chris Newsom. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

KNOXVILLE - A judge today ensured 2007 torture-slaying defendant George Thomas will die in prison for his crimes.

Senior Judge Walter Kurtz sentenced Thomas to consecutive life terms — one for the death of Channon Christian and one for the death of Chris Newsom.

He then added an extra 25 years for the rapes of both victims.

The Knoxville News Sentinel has the rest of the story.

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