Tim Clifford
Flanked by his defense attorneys Lovett 'Cid' Chambers heard the verdict in his trial for the murder of Travis Hood in January 2012. He was sentenced to 138 months total or 11.5 years.

Morgan Junction murderer Chambers sentenced to 11 1/2 years

By Tim Clifford

After over 6 weeks of testimony and a verdict of manslaughter the sentence in the trial of Lovett “Cid” Chambers was handed down today.

Chambers has been sentenced to 78 months for the manslaughter charge and 60 months for possession of a firearm (since Chambers is a prior felon), altogether a sentence of 138 months or 11 and a half years with credit for time served (Chambers has been in Jail since 2012).

There will be a hearing on Wednesday the 18th in King County Superior court to determine if Chambers will have to pay restitution and to set an appeal bond.

On January 21 of 2012 Chambers shot and killed Travis Hood, 36, after following him to a friend’s truck nearby the Feedback Lounge. Chambers has maintained that Hood and his friend were using racial slurs toward him and that he fired on Hood in self-defense. Key facts in the case (such as Chambers following Hood for a block after retrieving a .45 caliber handgun from his car) have made the motive for the shooting murky to sort out.

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