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Man sentenced for the death of 3-year-old boy

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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.

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