Boone judge taps special prosecutor in Rios inquiry

Cape Girardeau County prosecutor will handle any charges against Steven Rios.
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 11:23 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

A Boone County judge appointed a special prosecutor Friday to handle any charges filed against former Columbia police officer Steven Rios, who had a personal relationship with slain MU student Jesse Valencia.