The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Shaviya Vinson

Date: 12/19/11

Gender: Female

Age: 15

Race: Black

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Suspect(s): Temekia Reed, 24

Status: Suspect convicted

What happened:

Shaviya Vinson, 15, is stabbed in the chest with scissors during a fight between two groups of women. Temekia Reed, 24, is charged with criminal homicide, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault. She goes through a jury trial that ends in a mistrial with a hung jury in 2013. Later that year, she pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter and is sentenced to eight years.

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