Juan Carlos Chavez

 

 

 

Age: 46

 

Summary: Cuban immigrant and convicted child killer who had spent nearly 16 years on Florida's Death Row for the abduction, rape, murder and dismemberment of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce in an infamous 1995 crime in rural Miami-Dade County, Florida that shook the community's sense of security and spurred legislation allowing the state to indefinitely detain sexual predators.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: March 16, 1967

 

Died: February 12, 2014

 

Location: Starke, Florida