A Jackson County jury on Thursday found Richard D. Davis guilty of the first-degree murder of Marsha Spicer in 2006 along with an assortment of 24 other felony counts stemming from crimes against Spicer and Michelle Huff-Ricci.

On Friday, the court will start deliberations on whether Davis, 44, should be put to death for his crimes.

Several family members Spicer and Huff-Ricci seated in the front row of the packed courtroom smiled as Judge Marco A. Roldan read off the verdict. Some also cried.

The jury of nine men and three women found Davis guilty of the following crimes against Spicer: first-degree murder, kidnapping,felonious restraint, sexual abuse, three counts of forcible sodomy, two counts of forcible rape.


The charges regarding Huff-Ricci included one count of kidnapping, one count of felonious restraint, six counts of forcible sodomy,two counts of sexual abuse,two counts of forcible rape and four counts of first degree assault. However, the jury said Davis wasn’t guilty of one count of first-degree assault against Huff-Ricci.