Chelsea Lynell Cheatham Cory Latrell Grafton
Murdered on Sentenced to 40 years
June 3, 2019 Facility: J Middleton
Projected Release 11/02/60
Eligible for Parole 11/02/40
December 9, 2021
Cory Grafton took a plea deal from the Bell County District Attorney's Office.
Grafton confessed to the murder of Chelsea and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
November 4, 2020
20-year-old Army Soldier Cory Latrell Grafton was arrested for the murder of Chelsea.
According to KPD, DNA, text messages and a confession he made to his superior plus an eyewitness who placed
Grafton in the area led to his arrest.
September 19, 2019
Killeen police are looking for answers after a woman was found “unconscious and not breathing” at a Days Inn in the 1600 block of E. Central Texas Parkway.
Police were called to the hotel on Monday, June 3, around 10:39 p.m. and found 32-year-old Chelsea Lynell Cheatham. Officers started “life-saving measures” on the woman until paramedics arrived, but she was pronounced dead around 11:35 p.m.
Investigators were unsure if Cheatham died of natural causes or if she was killed. An autopsy determined the manner of death was ruled a homicide.