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Captured - Couple wanted for murder and eluding police in the Heartland are behind bars

Captured - Couple wanted for murder and eluding police in the Heartland are behind bars
By: The Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE, MO - A couple charged with videotaping the rape of an Independence woman and killing the victim are held in southwest Missouri awaiting a return to Jackson County.

Jackson County Prosecutor Mike Sanders says 41-year-old Richard Davis and 39-year-old Dena Riley surrendered today in Barton County. They'd been sought for several days.

At a news conference Thursday night, Sanders refused to describe the circumstances of the surrender.

Davis and Riley are charged with rape, kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Marsha Spicer.

Spicer's body turned up May 15th in a shallow grave near Bates City, east of Kansas City in Lafayette County.

Police say a videotape found in the couple's apartment showed Spicer being beaten, raped and choked while pleading for the attack to stop. Authorities say the tape appears to have been made in the apartment.

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