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Psycho For Love: Steven Arthur Rios killed Jesse Valencia because he was going to reveal their relationship

Jesse Valencia
Jesse Valencia

Find-A-Grave: Jesse James Wade Valencia
The Rios Trial
Police officer convicted of killing gay lover
Letter: Mother dreads second trial in son’s murder
Cop found guilty in Missouri murder of Boyle man
Prosecutor quizzes police in ex-cop’s murder trial
Testimony dwells on Rios’ actions
DNA a focus in murder retrial
Rios is guilty a second time
Rios receives life plus 23 years
Cop wants sentence tossed in Danville man’s murder
Judge denies Steven Rios’ appeal
Appeals court upholds Rios conviction
Murderpedia: Steven Arthur Rios
SPECIAL REPORT, Part One: Steven Rios and Family Break Silence
SPECIAL REPORT, Part Two: Ex-Wife, Former In-Laws Stand by Convicted Murderer
SPECIAL REPORT, Part 3: Former Chief Offers Details in Rios Case
Mother Reacts To Son’s Convicted Killer’s Jail Interview
The Ethics of Contacting a Murder Victim’s Mother
Excerpt from “Murder Behind the Badge: True Stories of Cops Who Kill”

Murder Behind the Badge: True Stories of Cops Who Kill

Forbidden: Dying For Love: An Affair to Forget
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: A Secret Affair
Forensic Files: Cop Out



Steven Arthur Rios
South Dakota State Penitentiary
1600 North Dr.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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3 Responses

  1. I am Jesses Mom. It still breaks my Heart every time I read about my Sons murder. After almost 11 years it is still and open wound that never heals. Dear Jesse, DANCE. Love Mom

    • I’m so sorry for your loss..I just watched the story. I can not imagine what you’ve gone through but pray you find peace someday. Such a tragedy his life was cut so short.

  2. I just watched Forensic Files and and read an article about information not allowed in court. He wants us to believe him instead of science. He’s where he belongs and good riddence. He got a second trial. Twenty-four good citizens found him guilty, twice. Buh-bye, Rios. He was a crooked cop who solicited women for sex, a liar, and a cheater (he stole another cop’s ID badge and stole another’s identity). Rotten to the core.

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