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State will not seek death penalty for man accused in 2021 Lazy Gators shooting

Chad Tariq Brewer
Camden County Sheriff's Office
Chad Tariq Brewer


The state of Missouri will not seek the death penalty against a Jefferson City man accused of a 2021 Memorial Day weekend shooting at Lazy Gators 

Camden County Prosecutor Richelle Grosvenor on Tuesday filed a notice of intent to waive the death penalty against Chad Tariq Brewer.

Brewer, 31, was charged with first-degree murder, delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held at the Camden County Jail without bond.

According to previous reporting, Brewer is accused of shooting Vonza Watson in the abdomen and killing him after a fight on May 29, 2021.

Brewer was arrested at the scene after deputies allegedly found drugs in his possession. During the investigation, detectives gathered surveillance footage that showed Brewer shooting a handgun and then leaving the scene, according to previous reporting.

A jury trial is set to begin 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2024.

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