Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Ricky and Dena

Letter to Neighbor

Davis and Riley
Davis and Riley

Davis and Riley are being held in the Jackson County Jail in Kansas City. Both have made detailed confessions, so there is a possibility of guilty pleas, although that would be unusual in a death penalty case.

It seems Davis is plotting some type of defense.

His former downstairs neighbor, Carol Boydston, told Crime Library that Davis has sent her correspondence from jail with explicit instructions on what she should say when she is visited by police or attorneys concerning his case.

"He sent me a letter, and he had it all spelled out, No. 1 through No. 10, all the things I should say when they come to talk with me about him—as if I'm going to lie," Boydston said.

She declined to go into further detail about the letter, which she said she hadn't shown to anyone.

"I've got it put away. I don't want to get any more involved in this," she said.

But the bizarre contact with his former neighbor might well open Davis up for yet another felony charge — for tampering with or intimidating a potential witness.

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