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CBS4′s Gary Nelson witnessed the execution of the Jimmy Ryce’s killer on Wednesday night.
Almost 19 years ago, the Ryce family was changed forever at the hands of Juan Carlos Chavez when he took the life of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce. At 8:17 pm Wednesday night, in front of Jimmy Ryce’s father, brother and several other witnesses, Chavez was executed by lethal injection.
Juan Carlos Chavez, the man who raped, murdered, and then dismembered the body of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce received the state of Florida’s ultimate punishment Wednesday when he was executed.
As Juan Carlos Chavez, the convicted killer of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce, awaits his 6 p.m. scheduled execution at Florida State Prison, he has a detailed schedule that he will follow Wednesday morning and afternoon.
As the family of Jimmy Ryce wait for the execution of his killer, Juan Carlos Chavez, a special prayer service was held by the Archdiocese of Miami at St. Martha’s Catholic Church for both the Ryce family and the convicted killer.
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