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Man accused in 2013 shooting death of wife in Sikeston, MO found guilty on 3 counts

Stevie Lott (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety) Stevie Lott (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A Sikeston man accused of murdering his wife in 2013 has been found guilty on three counts.

According to online court documents, Stevie Cordale Lott, 41, was found guilty on charges of murder - 2nd degree, armed criminal action, and possession of a firearm during a trial in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Lott was originally charged with second degree murder, armed criminal action, felon in possession of a gun, endangering the welfare of a child and leaving the scene of a shooting. Bond was set at $250,000 cash only.

According to Scott County Coroner Scott Amick, the incident happened around 3 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 413 John R. Boulevard. Sikeston DPS received a call in reference to a domestic disturbance.

When Sikeston DPS officers arrived, they found the body of a 28-year-old Nyketia Lott of Sikeston. She was shot in the back of the head, according to Scott County Coroner Scott Amick.

According to Sikeston DPS Capt. Jim McMillen, Lott was alone in the home when police arrived.

The SEMO Major Case Squad was activated and investigators began working the case.

Around two hours later, Sikeston DPS found Lott's husband, Stevie, and took him into custody at his brother's house.

According to the probable cause statement, Stevie Lott says he and his wife were arguing early Thursday morning when "the gun went off and it shot her.".

Officers responding to the scene reportedly found the victim's 2-year-old son asleep in one bedroom and her body wedged between the bed and wall in another. She had been shot in the back of the head.

Lott has a sentence hearing on October 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse.

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