Quantcast

Missouri woman pleads guilty to another murder - KOAM TV 7

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.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Top ten worst states to call home?

    Top ten worst states to call home?

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:10:29 GMT
    A study by CNBC reveals the top ten worst states to call home in America.More >>
    A study by CNBC reveals the top ten worst states to call home in America.More >>
  • Update:Joplin Coke Building transaction finalized

    Update:Joplin Coke Building transaction finalized

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-06-11 03:35:15 GMT
     Joplin, MO - After missing the last two deadlines, Wallace Bajjali now owns the Coca Cola Building in Joplin. Abbey Title assisted with the sale today. More >>
     Joplin, MO - After missing the last two deadlines, Wallace Bajjali now owns the Coca Cola Building in Joplin. Abbey Title assisted with the sale today. 
    More >>
  • Officials Believe Recent Crimes May Be Tied to Local Gang

    Officials Believe Recent Crimes May Be Tied to Local Gang

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:15:38 GMT
    Newton County authorities connect a photo posted on social media to gang symbolism and arrest two people. The photo shows two people posing with a dead body, and now authorities say they are one step closer to finding the connection between 2 rural area crimes.More >>
    Newton County authorities connect a photo posted on social media to gang symbolism and arrest two people. The photo shows two people posing with a dead body, and now authorities say they are one step closer to finding the connection between 2 rural area crimes.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.