TAVIRA MURDER CASE CLOSED, SUSPECT TO BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK AFTER SERVING THREE YEARS- ROCKY MOUNT

Michael Tavira was killed on Jefferson St in Rocky Mount in 2015.


When Fighting Crime started working on Cold Cases many stated that Michael Taviras case was still unsolved. He was added to the list earlier this year.


After a meeting with RMPD we learned that there was an arrest in the case and the suspect is currently serving time.


SUCCESS CHANDLER plead guilty to manslaughter and started serving his sentence 2/22/2017 he was given a 7 year sentence but will be released next Monday 7/27/2020 after serving just 3 years and 5 months of his sentence.


Authorities cite that the reason for a short sentence and a conviction of manslaughter vs murder is because of the lack of cooperation of witnesses.


CHANDLER has no other convictions on his DPS record.


This brought our list of unsolved murders in Rocky Mount down to 70








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