Morgan Junction murder trial now in the hands of the jury

April 3, 2014 at 3:55 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

The jury in the trial of Lovett “Cid” Chambers, the Gatewood man charged with second-degree murder for shooting and killing Travis Hood by Morgan Junction Park in January 2012, has just begun its deliberations. Closing arguments ended at 3:45; we will have a full report on that part of this day later tonight or early tomorrow. Testimony lasted more than six weeks; the lawyers and Judge Theresa B. Doyle had spent about six weeks in motion hearings before that, working on details to shape what could be presented to the jury and what could not.


  1. Prayers for justice

    Comment by jamie vause — 8:06 pm April 3, 2014 #

  2. I hope he gets life for killing a wonderful young man.

    Comment by alki warrior — 9:44 pm April 3, 2014 #

  3. If the jury’s worth their salt, they’ll put this bank robbing murderer behind bars for the maximum allotted sentence. We’ve all seen/read the evidence thanks to WSB’s coverage. Chambers’ erstwhile defenders have finally embraced the facts it would appear.

    Prayers for Hood’s family/friends, and Jamie. He was victimized too that night. Prayers also for Justice.

    Comment by ScubaFrog — 11:19 pm April 3, 2014 #

  4. Interesting article about the defense’s “forensic expert” Kay Sweeney. “Why Judge in Molly Conley Case is Leery of Defense Expert.” Seattle Times 01/11/14. Mr Sweeney has a “history of mishandling and altering evidence”. This is who the defense brought in to discredit the city’s and state’s forensic personnel? He quit practicing in 1995, almost 20 years ago. I am sure forensics has changed radically since then. Can the defense be trusted?

    Comment by Dog — 11:07 am April 4, 2014 #

  5. Will the fake Jamie Vause quit posting? What’s up with your warrant in North Carolina? Care to explain?

    Comment by snoop dog — 12:14 pm April 4, 2014 #

  6. When I first heard the details of this incident I was hoping that Mr. Chambers had used a firearm in a positive way to protect himself in a legitimate way from crime. Sadly, this wasn’t true. I think the DA’s office made a compelling argument that this was a murder. I’m confident the jury will bring back a guilty verdict.

    Comment by skeptic — 9:42 am April 5, 2014 #

  7. Cid Chambers is innocent. He has been a peaceful neighbor and contributing member of our West Seattle community for many years. I believe he acted in self defense.

    Comment by Westsider — 9:11 am April 6, 2014 #

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