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Two accused of killing Dernell Stenson

1/7/2004 - Cincinnati Reds

MESA, Ariz. -- Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty
against two men accused of killing Cincinnati Reds player Dernell
Stenson.

Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Catherine Hughes said in court
Tuesday that prosecutors had filed paperwork to seek the death
penalty against Reginald Riddle, 19. She said they intend to do the
same for David Griffith, 20. Both are charged with first-degree murder.

Stenson, 25, was found Nov. 5 on a Chandler street, shot in the
head and chest, his hands and feet bound. Stenson had been in
Arizona playing in the Arizona Fall League.

Riddle's half brother, Kevin Riddle, 45, faces charges of car
theft and hindering prosecution in the case but does not face
murder charges.

Kevin Riddle was found driving Stenson's SUV hours after the
body was discovered.

A fourth man, Robert Lee Maye, 32, was arrested on suspicion of
hindering prosecution but no charges were filed.