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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Florida Executes Juan Carlos Chavez

The father of a 9-year-old south Florida boy raped and murdered in 1995 says he hopes the killer's execution sends a strong signal to other would-be child molesters and abductors. [The message sent is this: in the U.S., after committing an atrocious murder, you can live almost 20 years on death row while a battery of attorneys fight to save your life.] Don Ryce's son Jimmy Ryce was kidnapped at gunpoint after getting off a school bus in September 1995….Juan Carlos Chavez, 46, was executed by lethal injection on February 12, 2014 at Florida State Prison….

Tamara Lush, "Florida Man Executed in Boy's Rape, Murder," February 13, 2014 

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