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Prosecutors want max sentence for Ky. woman

KNOXVILLE (AP) - Tennessee prosecutors want a Kentucky woman convicted as an accomplice in a January 2007 slaying to be sentenced to the maximum possible punishment.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price wrote in a sentencing memorandum filed Friday in Knox County that 22-year-old Vanessa Coleman, of Lebanon, Ky., should get 77 years in prison.

Coleman was convicted earlier this year as a facilitator in the kidnapping, rape and murder of 21-year-old Channon Christian. She was acquitted of charges related to similar crimes committed against Christian's boyfriend, 23-year-old Christopher Newsom.

Price asked that the sentences on each charge be served consecutively, which would add up to a maximum of 77 years.

Sentencing is set for July 30.

Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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