Followup: Trial date set for suspect in Morgan Junction murder

January 7, 2013 at 4:03 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

Almost a year after the deadly shooting of 35-year-old Travis Hood alongside Morgan Junction Park, a trial date has just been set for his alleged killer. May 1st is the trial date set for the man arrested at his Gatewood home shortly after the deadly shooting on January 21, 2012. He continues to refuse to confirm that he is Lovett Chambers, the name by which he has been charged; today’s court documents and others preceding them have been signed with an X and a notation that they were signed “by the person alleged to be Lovett Chambers.” Also at this afternoon’s hearing in King County Superior Court, a pre-trial readiness hearing was set for March 24th. Chambers was charged with first-degree murder last year and pleaded not guilty in February 2012. According to investigators, the victim and alleged killer were strangers to each other but had both been in a nearby bar until moments before the shooting, for which no clear motive has been suggested; the reported circumstances were detailed at length in our report on the charge filed against Chambers last year.

2 Comments

  1. U best believe i will be there everyday of this trial to make sure he rots in jail…we all miss travis very much and pray justice will be served

    Comment by Jodie Davis — 3:28 am January 8, 2013 #

  2. Who ever he may be the guy they have is my friends killer cant wait to testify

    Comment by Jamie Vause — 10:24 am January 20, 2013 #

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