Timothy Chavers was seventeen years old when he took part in a murder of another teenager. According to court document Timothy and two others lured the victim to a remote location under the pretense of buying drugs. The initial plan was to just to rob the youth however it quickly turned into a fatal shooting. This teen killer would be sentenced to life in prison without parole
Timothy Chavers 2021 Information
|Name:||CHAVERS, TIMOTHY P|
|Initial Receipt Date:||10/25/2011|
|Current Facility:||WAKULLA C.I.|
|Current Release Date:||SENTENCED TO LIFE|
Timothy Chavers Other News
Timothy Chavers, the man twice convicted of murdering a Fort Walton Beach teenager during a 2010 drug robbery, was re-sentenced Monday afternoon to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Chavers, now 25 years old, is one of six people in Okaloosa County who were sentenced to life in prison as juveniles, and who were granted hearings to re-examine their sentences thanks to a 2014 ruling that said it wasn’t mandatory to sentence juveniles to life if they were convicted of first degree murder.
Chavers’ defense attorney, Todd Early, argued before Okaloosa County Circuit Judge William Stone that there were several mitigating factors that warranted a reduced sentence for Chavers. The minimum sentence Chavers could have received was 40 years in prison.
Instead, Stone re-sentenced him to life, possibly setting a precedent for the four remaining cases to be heard in the coming months.
Chavers, was 17 on March 4, 2010, when he and three other teens lured 17-year-old Christopher Pitcock to the corner of Oakland Circle and Lula Belle Lane in Fort Walton Beach under the pretense of buying marijuana from him. They actually planned to steal Pitcock’s marijuana, according to prosecutors.
During the meeting, Timothy fatally shot Pitcock in the side with a .357 Magnum as Pitcock sat in his Chevrolet Blazer.
Chavers and 16-year-olds Tyree Rashand Washington, Kyle Markeith Walling and Jonathan Lee Louviere were arrested in a matter of days. They were all charged with first degree murder.
Washington and Walling were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Louviere pleaded no contest to second degree murder as an accomplice and was sentenced to 15 years.
Walling had a hearing in November 2017, but his new sentence has not yet been determined. Washington’s hearing will be held in October.
Chavers was convicted of first degree murder and attempted robbery at his 2011 trial and was also given life in prison without parole. His conviction was overturned in 2013 when an appeals court found that his Miranda Rights were violated during his arrest and jury instructions given at his trial were inadequate.
Timothy Chavers was convicted again in 2014, but wasn’t given a new sentence pending his hearing after the 2014 juvenile sentencing ruling.
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