If you have been following this blog then you are aware of The David Riley Case. It has been all over this blog. Of course you have seen the mistreatment of David Riley at the hands of the Columbia Police Department. Of course you know that David Riley took a plea deal to do two (2) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after being “blackmailed” by Boone County Prosecutor Brent Nelson into this plea arrangement.
Of course we all know that if a person has a family and they are the victim of an overzealous Prosecutor that causes them to be wrongfully imprisoned; there are more victims than just the defendant in a case like this. That defendant’s family also becomes victimized by this overzealous Prosecutor. In the David Riley case, there is his wife and three (3) children that are the victims of Prosecutor Brent Nelson’s underhanded tactics.
Prior to this incident that occurred at the Ultra-Mart in Columbia, MO. between David Riley and the Columbia Police Department; David Riley and his wife Lucaya Riley owned and operated a successful business that allowed them to make a legitimate and honest living. David and Lucaya Riley owned AC Auto Sales; they sold used cars and classic cars. Below is a picture of the shop in Columbia, MO. that they used to own:
David and Lucaya Riley earned a nice living that allowed them to live an upper middle class lifestyle. David Riley was able to provide for his family though his hard work at the shop that he and Lucaya owned. David Riley was able to provide well for his wife and children and he was a good father to his children and husband to his wife. Below is a picture of David Riley’s home prior to him being incarcerated in the Missouri Department of Corrections:
David and Lucaya Riley have three (3) adorable children that were well cared for prior to the incident that Occurred at the Ultra-Mart in Columbia, MO. when David Riley was arrested by the Columbia Police Department. These children became innocent victims of Prosecutor Brent Nelson’s underhanded prosecutorial techniques. Here is a picture of David and Lucaya’s children.
And David had a happy family life that he shared with his brother Matthew who is a Chaplain in the Navy and his wife Lucaya who worked hard also to take care of their three (3) children and to support her husband in any way she could. Below is a picture of Matthew, Lucaya, and David in happier times:
Now, after Prosecutor Brent Nelson’s underhanded tactics in the David Riley case not only did Brent Nelson victimize David Riley, he also victimized David Riley’s family. He took a father away from his children, and the “bread winner” of the household away from his family. Now Lucaya and her three (3) children live in a one bedroom apartment in Austin, Texas. Lucaya and her three (3) children don’t even have reliable transportation in case of an emergency, and they are just barely getting by. Due to the unreliable transportation that they do have Lucaya can’t even bring her children up to Missouri to visit with their father. So far, there has been no justice for David Riley and his family.
But sometimes we get what we need in ways that we could have never conceived. Perhaps we can all help David Riley and his family get a little justice, and show Prosecutor Brent Nelson that if we would have been sitting on a Jury had David Riley’s case went to trial, and we saw the evidence that we have seen thus far; the verdict would have been much different than what Prosecutor Brent Nelson believes it would have been.
If you want to help David Riley’s family out and send this message to Prosecutor Brent Nelson, then please make a donation to help David Riley’s family to get by while David Riley is in the Missouri Department of Corrections. It is as simple as clicking the PayPal Donate button below and following the instructions.
Thank you for your time and attention.
Read our previous installments of the series:
The Interesting Case Of David Riley; The Arrest – Part (1)
The Interesting Case Of David Riley; The Arrest – Part (2)
The Interesting Case Of David Riley; The Arrest – Part (3)