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Chambers pleads guilty; faces possible life sentences

Dennis Dwayne Chambers, 60, of Gloucester, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the aggravated malicious wounding of his wife, Corena Chambers, and the first-degree murder of her infant daughter last year.

Chambers’s pleas were made in Gloucester Circuit Court where they were accepted by Judge Jeffrey W. Shaw. Shaw said the maximum penalty for each of the charges is life in prison.

According to Gloucester Commonwealth’s Attorney John T. Dusewicz, Gloucester Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Chambers home at 4233 Aberdeen Creek Road on July 7 of last year for a welfare check.

Dusewicz said the deputies were summoned by Corena Chambers’s brother who said he was unable to enter the bedroom shared by his sister and Dennis Chambers. Deputies arrived and forcibly entered the bedroom where they found the infant unresponsive and Corena Chambers severely wounded. Dennis Chambers had left the residence.

Deputies located Chambers the next day in a New Kent nature park. Dusewicz said Chamber...

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