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Missouri woman pleads guilty to another murder in torture case

Dena Riley Dena Riley
Richard Davis Richard Davis

Updated August 29, 2012:  A western Missouri couple, already convicted in the sex-torture killing of one woman, have plead guilty in a different county to murdering a second victim.

Richard Davis and Dena Riley, of Independence, Missouri avoided a capital murder trial by pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the April 2006 killing of Michelle Huff-Ricci.

They were also convicted of murdering Misha Spicer at the couple's apartment.

Riley was also given a life sentence in federal court in Kansas for kidnapping a five-year-old girl from Arma, Kansas during the eight days she and Davis were on the run before their capture in southwestern Missouri.

Authorities discovered video tapes of the murder victims being raped and tortured at their apartment.

Richard Davis was sentenced to death.

Updated Sept. 14, 2009 - 5:30 PM CST - JACKSON COUNTY, MO. - A Missouri woman will serve additional prison time for her role in a kidnapping and sexual assault.

Dena Riley, 43, has been sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping.

She had plead guilty to the charge in June.

Court records say that Riley and her co-defendant, Richard Davis, were on the run from a homicide warrant when they abducted an underage girl from Arma, Kansas and took her to Missouri.

That's where they were captured.

Riley and Davis were previously convicted of murder after they videotaped their torture, rape and killing of a woman.

Richard Davis was sentenced to death.

Updated June 15, 2009 - 5:50 PM CST - Dena Riley and her boyfriend, Richard Davis, were wanted for the torture and murder of Marsha Spicer in the Kansas City area when they abducted a five year old relative of Davis in Arcadia, Kansas in May 2006.

The child was rescued after the couple crashed their truck in southwest Missouri.

On Monday, Riley admitted kidnapping the girl.

Riley is currently serving a life prison term and Davis is on death row for the Spice murder.

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