Tim Clifford
Lovett “Cid” Chambers as he leaves the courtroom at King County Superior on Thursday with his attorney, Ben Goldsmith, close behind.

Jury deliberations have begun in Morgan Junction murder trial

After nearly three months of motions and testimony (six weeks for each) the jury has begun deliberations in the trial of Lovett Chambers. This week saw jury instructions being given with closing arguments from the defense and prosecution finishing up on Thursday afternoon. Chambers is charged with second degree murder.

On Jan. 21 2012, Travis Hood and his friend Jamie Vause were leaving the Feedback Lounge in the Morgan Junction at the same time as Chambers. As the two men were leaving, words between Chambers and Hood were exchanged as Chambers was getting into his car. Seconds later Chambers allegedly had retrieved a handgun from his car and shot Hood three times as he was getting into Vause’s pickup truck. Hood died from these wounds shortly afterward.

Motive has been a major question in this case and the testimony that has been presented from witnesses and from the defendant himself has not definitively answered what actually occurred that night.

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