Woman gets 10 years in prison for perjury in murder trial

A woman formerly of Raytown was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday for perjury in a Kansas City murder trial.

Daquetta D. Davis, 27, of Portageville, Mo., lied on the stand when she said Diamond Blair had been with her and could not have killed Montague Kevin Ashline in June 2009. She later admitted that Blair called her from jail and said he needed an alibi. Davis said the two had dated in 2008 but had broken it off.

Jail phone records showed Davis and Blair had been in frequent contact. Blair, nephew of Kansas City serial killer Terry Blair, was convicted earlier this year.