Liberal governor freed a guy from a life sentence under the habitual offender act.
Don’t you just love those fucking liberal assholes who think they’re being fair and non-discriminatory?
Stonney Marcus Rivers, 50, was charged last week with first-degree murder in the drug robbery slaying of 24-year-old David Cabrera at a motel in Kent, Washington on November 2.
In 2015, then-Governor Christine Gregoire commuted Rivers’ life sentence to prison, which he received under a three-strikes law after being convicted of his third felony in 1995.
‘Rivers continues to commit crimes, even when he is on community custody and even after being given a once-in-a-lifetime second chance through a governor’s commutation,’ Senior Deputy Prosecutor John Castleton wrote in charging papers obtained by the Seattle Times.
A second man, Theneious Fisteral Swafford, 47, has also been charged with first-degree murder in the case.
Prosecutors believe that Swafford drove Rivers to the Golden Kent Motel on the morning of November 2, in a silver Lexus that he was in the process of buying.
Swafford went inside the motel room where Cabrera and his girlfriend were staying at around 7.30am, court documents say. Cabrera went to bed and his girlfriend was tidying the room when a second man burst into the unlocked motel room without knocking.
The second man pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Cabrera in the face, according to the charging papers. Cabrera’s girlfriend ran from the room and hid outside, then went to the motel office and asked the manager to call 911.
Police said they used surveillance video to identify the gunman as Rivers, matching the shooter with his driver’s-license photo and photos posted on social media.
Rivers was originally sentenced to life on a second-degree burglary charge.
He was apprehended on November 11, when he turned himself in on an unrelated identity theft charge.
Rivers is being held without bail on charges of first degree murder, second-degree assault, and identity theft.
He faces another life sentence if convicted in the murder.