A Dent County man twice sentenced to death for the same murder charge again saw his penalty reduced to life without parole. A press release from the Dent County Prosecutor’s Office reports Marvin Rice, 54, received the sentence following May 23 hearing. The release states:

“On Dec. 11, 2011, Marvin Rice was arrested and charged with the murder of Annette Durham and Stephen Strotkamp. The charge was filed by then Dent County Prosecutor Sidney T. Pearson, who requested the assistance of the Missouri Attorney General and filed a notice of intent to pursue the death penalty.