Dena Riley pleads guilty to Marsha Spicer murder
Dena Riley pleaded guilty Monday in her part in the sexual assault, torture and killing of a woman who was videotaped during brutal sex acts.
Riley’s trial was scheduled to start in April. But she entered a plea agreement with the prosecutor’s office.
According to Fox News, Riley, 42, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, kidnapping, sodomy and sex abuse in the May 2006 attack on Marsha Spicer, who was suffocated during sex. The murder case already sent her former boyfriend, Richard Davis to prison on a death-sentence conviction.
Riley also pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sodomy, sex abuse and assault in an attack on Michelle Huff-Ricci, 36, of Kansas City.
Huff-Ricci’s remains were found in nearby Clay County, where Riley and Davis are charged with capital murder.
Prosecutor Kevin Harrell called the results “a step closer to some closure and some justice” for the victims’ families.