Defendant Convicted of North Area Murder & Robbery
DATE: November 20, 2019
CASE: Isshiah Chiles (Case #15F02436)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Aaron Miller, Homicide Unit
After a court trial, the Honorable Kevin McCormick found Isshiah Chiles guilty of the murder of Draven Rafferty and guilty of an unrelated robbery. The court also found true allegations that the murder occurred during the course of a robbery, that Chiles personally used a firearm in the commission of the murder and the robbery, and that Chiles personally inflicted great bodily injury during the robbery.
On December 14, 2014, the victim was riding his bicycle home from a toy drive when Chiles and two accomplices robbed him of his wallet and cell phone. Chiles then shot the victim in the leg. On December 16, 2014, Chiles shot and killed a victim as he tried to rob him. The murder victim’s friend had arranged to purchase marijuana from one of Chiles’ associates. When the victim and his friend arrived, Chiles demanded property from them at gunpoint. Chiles then shot the victim in the chest, killing him.
Before trial began, Chiles also pled to a charge of assault with a firearm for shooting at an acquaintance on April 18, 2015.
Chiles faces a maximum sentence of 83 years to life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for February 7, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 15 before the Honorable Kevin McCormick.