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File image of Juan Carlos Chavez (Source: CBS4)

Jimmy Ryce’s Killer Executed

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.

CBS Miami–02/12/2014

Death row inmate Juan Carlos Chavez walks into the criminal courthouse Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, in Miami. (Source: Walter Michot / Miami Herald Staff)

How Jimmy Ryce’s Killer Spent His Final Hours

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.

CBS Miami–02/12/2014

Juan Carlos Chavez (Source: CBS)

Justice For Jimmy: A Look Back At The Chavez Trial

“It’s been a long, long time coming,” said the father of Jimmy Ryce, upon learning that Wednesday, February 12th is the day the man who kidnapped, raped, murdered and dismembered his 9-year-old son, will be put to death.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

Death row inmate Juan Carlos Chavez walks into the criminal courthouse Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, in Miami. (Source: Walter Michot / Miami Herald Staff)

Jimmy Ryce’s Killer Again Denied Stay Of Execution

The convicted killer of Jimmy Ryce was denied a stay of execution by the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. It’s one of the final appeals left for Juan Carlos Chavez before his scheduled execution on Wednesday evening.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

Taiwan Smart (Source: CBS4)

Wrongly Accused Of Double Murder, Freed By Twist Of Fate

“Please before you take me to prison please before you take my life, just give me a polygraph.” Twenty-one-year-old Taiwan Smart was desperate for Miami police detectives to believe him.


Everglades (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

Murder Suspect Located In Everglades National Park

A 19-year-old woman from Lawrence, Kansas is being held in South Florida in federal custody and charged with first-degree murder in the death of a businessman whose home she shared.


Tiarra Grant and Shalaunda Williams  women were killed when someone opened fire at them December 1, 2013.   (Source: Family photos)

Families Ask For Help To Find Who Killed Two Women

The families of two women shot and killed in December asked the community for help to find the person or persons responsible for their deaths.

CBS Miami–01/17/2014

Aaron Hernandez is taken into custody by police at his North Attleboro, MA home. (Photo: WBZ-TV/

Police: Aaron Hernandez May Have Been Gunman In Boston Double Murder

The troubling story of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez took another turn Thursday after a search warrant confirmed Boston Police are investigating him for being the triggerman in a 2012 double murder in the city.

CBS Miami–01/16/2014

Body of man loaded into police van after being shot and killed in NW Miami-Dade on Jan. 12, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Gun Violence Leads To Murder In Northwest Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade police are searching for clues into a violent shooting that left one man dead in Northwest Miami-Dade.

CBS Miami–01/13/2014

Lloyd Scott, 56, was arrested and charged with murder after police said he stabbed a man to death on January 1, 2014.   (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Police: Man Slashes Tires Then Kills

Tires were slashed, a windshield was smashed and a man was stabbed to death on New Year’s Day according to police.

CBS Miami–01/03/2014