Juan Carlos Chavez: Jimmy Ryce killer's execution date set

Governor Rick Scott has signed a death warrant for Juan Carlos Chavez. He's currently on death row for the kidnapping, rape and murder of nine-year-old Jimmy Ryce.

The child was abducted in Miami-Dade County on September 11, 1995 after his school bus dropped him off.

Chavez took Jimmy back to his trailer, sexually battered him and eventually shot and killed him when the boy tried to escape.

The state says Chavez dismembered Jimmy's body, filled three planters with the child's remains, and sealed the planters with concrete.

Lawmakers later passed the Jimmy Ryce act, which allows the civil commitment of dangerous sexual predators once they have completed their prison terms.

Chavez's execution has been set for Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 6 p.m.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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