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Man Pleads Guilty To First Degree Murder In Rogers Homicide

ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — A man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in a Rogers homicide among other charges and will be serving a total of 70 years in ...

ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) -- A man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in a Rogers homicide among other charges and will be serving a total of 70 years in prison.

Misha Rivera, 48, was found dead in the living room of her home on W. Centennial Drive on May 5, 2018.

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Keith Foster with Rogers Police, said Kevin Wayne Clayborn, 49, was arrested in Oklahoma City on capital murder and theft of property charges.

Rivera and Clayborn were in a relationship and had been living together, according to Foster. He said information from the investigation led to Clayborn being the initial suspect.

Today (Feb. 7), Clayborn pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. He also pleaded guilty to first-degree battery sentencing him 20 years in prison, and theft of property sentencing him to 10 years in prison.

All sentences run consecutively for a total prison sentence of 70 years.

He also said he understood everything and would like to apologize to the family saying, “With a broken heart and deep sadness, I want to accept and acknowledge responsibility for my actions."