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Slain woman's daughter convicted on gun charges

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Lilly Anne Chavez
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Lilly Anne Chavez

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Lilly Chavez was convicted on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Friday, after a two-day trial in St Johns County Court.

The jury returned the guilty verdict after about an hour of deliberations. Chavez faces up to 15 years in prison. A sentencing date was not set.

Chavez remains a person of interest in the death of her mother, Barbara Parchem.

Parchem, 67, disappeared April 6, 2013, from her home.

A few weeks after the popular St. Johns County waitress vanished, her remains were found in a wooded area in northern Flagler County and the medical examiner ruled her death a homicide. But Parchem's killer still has not been brought to justice.