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Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Murder of Marsha Spicer

Richard D Davis: Davis sentenced for Marsha Spicer & Michelle Huff-Ricci

By Clarencia Cynrae
originally published on October 11th, 2008
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*Richard D Davis was sentenced to death. In addition, Richard Davis received 22 terms of life in prison for his other convicted charges of murder and sexual torture of Marsha Spicer and the kidnapping, rape, torture and beating of Michelle Huff-Ricci.

Richard Davis committed the acts in April and May 2006. Davis recorded “sex tapes” of himself and his girlfriend, Dena D. Riley, beating and torturing Marsha Spicer and Michelle Huff-Ricci during forced sex.

Dena D. Riley’s trial for capital murder and related charges will start in spring 2009.

Dena Riley: Riley sentenced for Marsha Spicer & Michelle Huff-Ricci’s deaths Clarencia Cynrae on
Originally published December 22nd, 2008
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Dena Riley, 42, pleaded guilty to the first degree murder of Marsha Spicer. Marsha Spicer was suffocated during sex. Dena Riley, of Kansas City, had a plea deal to avoid the death penalty for first degree murder. Dena Riley admitted guilt to kidnapping, sodomy and sex abuse on Marsha Spicer.

Marsha Spicer, 41, of Independence, suffered sexual abuse and was videotaped by Dena Riley.
Dena Riley has also pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping, sodomy, sex abuse and assault on another victim, Michelle Huff-Ricci, 36, of Kansas City. Riley’s attack on Huff-Ricci was also videotaped. Huff-Ricci died. The remains of Huff-Ricci were discovered in Clay County. Dena Riley and her boyfriend, Richard Davis, are charged with capital murder of Michelle Huff-Ricci in Clay County.

Dena Riley was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Riley had 8 additional life sentences and 239 years in prison for 25 other offences. Dena Riley agreed to plead guilty in a cgarge of kidnapping a girl related to her boyfriend Richard Davis. Riley kidnapped the girl after running away from Kansas City in May 2006. This girl suffered injuries that indicated sexual abuse. Richard Davis is also charged with the girl’s kidnapping and abuse.

Richard Davis was convicted and sentenced to death for Marsha Spicer’s death. The jury watched videotapes on Marsha Spicer and Michelle Huff-Ricci.

Dena Riley photo.

Richard Davis photo.

Dena Riley links.

Dena Riley pleads guilty to kidnapping 5-year-old
From: ap.org
Read article here via zimbio.com

A suburban Kansas City woman who already pleaded guilty to murder in a spree of videotaped sex killings also pleaded guilty Monday to kidnapping a 5-year-old girl while fleeing police in 2006.

The latest guilty plea by 42-year-old Dena Riley of Independence, Mo., was part of a December agreement under which she pleaded guilty to murder in the death of 41-year-old Marsha Spicer, said Riley's attorney, Melanie Morgan.

Authorities had said Riley took the girl from her southeast Kansas home while Riley and her boyfriend, Richard Davis, were staying with the family in Arcadia, Kan. Investigators said the family didn't know Riley and Davis were wanted.

According to court documents, the girl had injuries consistent with sexual abuse after Riley, 42, and Davis took her to Missouri. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 14.

Riley has been sentenced to life without parole for Spicer's murder and to eight additional life sentences and 239 years in prison for 25 other counts, all of which are to be served consecutively.

In return for her December plea, Riley avoided the death penalty in Spicer's killing. Spicer was suffocated during sex at an Independence apartment that Riley shared with Davis. Her sexual torture and suffocation were videotaped.

Riley has also pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sodomy, sex abuse and assault in an attack on Michelle Huff-Ricci, 36, of Kansas City. Riley and Davis still face capital murder charges in neighboring Clay County in that case.

Prosecutors have said Riley and Davis videotaped themselves assaulting the women to fulfill Davis' violent sexual fantasies. Davis has already been convicted and sentenced to death for Spicer's slaying.

To Catch A Female Predator
Dena D. Riley, Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping And Rape Of A 5-Year-Old Girl
Richard D Davis still faces justice system
June 15, 2009

...While on the run in May 2006, Davis and Riley went to the Arcadia, Kan., home of one of Davis’ relatives. There they kidnapped the girl, took her to Missouri and sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said.

That same day, Riley placed a 911 call to police in Lamar, Mo., and told a dispatcher that she and Davis were drinking and taking drugs and intended to commit suicide. Police soon arrested them and took the injured girl to a hospital.

Riley’s sentence on the kidnapping charge can range from 20 years to life and is set for Sept. 14.

A Jackson County judge has sentenced Davis to death for Spicer’s murder. He still faces a death penalty trial in Clay County for the murder of Huff-Ricci.

Davis is acting as his own attorney in that trial, which as been delayed because of legal disputes.




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