Rios is sentenced to life with no parole

The former Columbia police officer was taken to Fulton for assessment after his sentencing.
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:25 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

Former Columbia police Officer Steven Rios was transported to a prison facility in Fulton on Tuesday after he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of 23-year-old MU student Jesse Valencia.