Lebanon man sentenced for manslaughter
A Lebanon man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of his former girlfriend. Kevin Ryan Kayden was charged with murder and armed criminal action after the body of 27-year-old Laquita Williams was found in her North Street home, in December 2018. Kayden entered an Alford plea to a reduced charge of manslaughter during a hearing in November of 2021 acknowledging that the state had enough evidence to convict, but not admitting his guilt. This week Kayden was sentenced in Laclede County Court.