TROY, Mo. (KMOV) – A 31-year-old man pled guilty and was sentenced for an assault that killed a 3-year-old boy last year in Lincoln County.
Douglas Rivette admitted to kicking Demetrius Washington in the stomach with such force that the 3-year-old boy hit a door with the back of his head on August 19. The toddler was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital on the same day as the incident.
Rivette was sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder and three years in prison for armed criminal assault.