Man convicted of murder faces new charges in Missouri

Man convicted of murder faces new charges in Missouri

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - An Arkansas man, who was sentenced in 2011 for the murder of another man, now faces charges out of Missouri for the same crime, according to Dunklin County Prosecutor Stephen Sokoloff.

According to documents filed in Dunklin County Circuit Court, Devontae Rivers, 22, of Harrisburg is charged with kidnapping and first degree robbery. According to the probable cause, Rivers kidnapped Dorian Long after sending Long a text message from another man's phone. Prosecutors said Rivers used the phone to pretend to be someone else. When Long arrived, Rivers robbed him at gunpoint and "made Dorian Long remove his pants and get into the trunk of his, Dorian Long's, vehicle."

According to the affidavit, Rivers drove to a remote location, where he killed Long.

Rivers plead guilty to first degree murder, kidnapping and aggravated robbery out of Mississippi County and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Prosecutors in Arkansas said Rivers admitted to shooting Long in the head during the interview process.

According to Missouri's Casenet, Rivers is also charged with knowingly burning or exploding and tampering with physical evident in the case.

It is not known when Rivers will appear in court again.

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