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