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Livingston man agrees to 18-year prison sentence in death of homeless man

Delvin Lloyd King (Source: Polk County Jail) Delvin Lloyd King (Source: Polk County Jail)
LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) -

A Livingston man has pleaded guilty for his part in the shooting death of a homeless man in June 2017.

District clerk records show Delvin Lloyd King, 53, pleaded guilty on Wednesday and accepted an 18-year prison sentence.

KTRE has reached out to the district attorney’s office for comment.

According to a previous story, the investigation started on June 12 when the Polk County Sheriff’s Office learned from a witness that John Paul Rials, 26, was murdered by King and Ryan Allen, 23.

According to a previous report, detectives learned of an altercation between King and Rials in Livingston. King said he and Allen picked up Rials at a store in Livingston, drove him to a wooded area, walked him into the woods and shot him several times with a .22-caliber rifle.

Previous Story: Authorities: Livingston men drove homeless man to woods, killed him with .22 rifle

Rials’ body was found on June 13 and the rifle was located somewhere else.

According to court records, Allen pleaded guilty on May 15 and accepted a 16-year prison sentence.

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