INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – A suburban Kansas City man is found guilty of killing a suburban Kansas City woman and could face the death penalty.
Jurors deliberated for less than four hours Thursday before finding Richard D. Davis, of Independence, guilty of first-degree murder in the May 2006 killing of 41-year-old Marsha Spicer, also of Independence.
Prosecutors say the 44-year-old Davis and his girlfriend, Dena Riley, videotaped the slaying to fulfill his violent sexual fantasies. During the trial, jurors were shown graphic videotape that Davis had made of Spicer's death.
Prosecutors say Davis held Spicer down while his girlfriend smothered her by sitting on her face. Riley is scheduled to go to trial next year in that killing.
The two also are charged in the April 2006 suffocation of Michelle Huff-Ricci.