Convicted Jimmy Ryce Killer Files Appeal With US Supreme Court | NBC 6 South Florida

Convicted Jimmy Ryce Killer Files Appeal With US Supreme Court

Juan Carlos Chavez, 46, is scheduled to die by lethal injection next Wednesday.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    NBC 6 South Florida
    Juan Carlos Chavez

    The Miami-Dade man convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce in 1995 has filed an appeal with the United State Supreme Court to stay his execution.

    Juan Carlos Chavez, 46, is scheduled to die by lethal injection next Wednesday.

    Final appeals filed with the Florida Supreme Court were rejected last month. Chavez tried to raise questions about Florida's lethal injections procedures and was seeking public records to bolster his case, but the high court said the arguments mirrored objections raised by another death row inmate.

    Jimmy Ryce's Father Talks About Push to Change System

    [MI] Jimmy Ryce's Father Talks About Push to Change System
    In 1995, 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce was kidnapped, raped and killed. Now, his convicted killer, Juan Carlos Chavez, is scheduled to die by lethal injection. NBC 6's Jackie Nespral spoke with Ryce's father about the family's mission to change the system in the last 20 years. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014)

    The Ryce family declined to comment on the latest appeal.