Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Man pleads guilty to murder of Pinellas fisherman, gets 25 years

A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the 2012 murder of David Rhea, a commercial fisherman from Pinellas Park.

Randy White, originally charged with first-degree murder, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last week.

Police said three men targeted Rhea, 39, because he was known to keep large amounts of cash.

The two others are awaiting trial.

One of them, Zachary Perrine, 23, already is serving a 30-year sentence; he pleaded guilty last week to committing an aggravated battery in the Pinellas County Jail, an incident that occurred after he was arrested on the murder charge.

The other, Cody Dials, 20, is scheduled to go on trial in December.

Just last month, attorneys announced that a detective found a gun believed to be the murder weapon. It was found after the discovery of a hand-drawn map that had Dials' fingerprints on it.

Man pleads guilty to murder of Pinellas fisherman, gets 25 years 04/28/14 [Last modified: Monday, April 28, 2014 8:57pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays late-night bullpen shuffle: Alvarado, Pruitt down; Kolarek up

    Blogs

    The Rays shuffled their bullpen again after Tuesday's game, sending down struggling LHP Jose Alvarado along with RHP Austin Pruitt to Triple-A Durham, and turning next to LHP Adam Kolarek, who will make his major-league debut at age 28,

  2. Tampa Bay Times honored for top investigative story in Gerald Loeb annual business awards

    Business

    The Tampa Bay Times was a co-winner in the investigative category for one of the highest honors in business journalism.

    Tampa Bay Times current and former staff writers William R. Levesque, Nathaniel Lash and Anthony Cormier were honored in the investigative category for their coverage of "Allegiant Air" in the 60th Anniversary Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. 
[JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times

]

  3. Pasco woman gives birth to child fathered by 11 year old, deputies say

    Crime

    A Port Richey woman was arrested Tuesday, nearly three years after deputies say she gave birth to a child fathered by an 11-year-old boy.

    Marissa Mowry, 25, was arrested Tuesday on charges she sexually assaulted an 11-year-old and gave birth to his child. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  4. For good of the Rays, Tim Beckham should embrace move to second

    The Heater

    PITTSBURGH — The acquisition of slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria said a lot of things, most notably that the Rays are serious about making in-season moves to bolster their chances to make the playoffs, with a reliever, or two, next on the shopping list.

    PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 27:  Tim Beckham #1 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates with teammates after scoring during the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 27, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) 700011399
  5. St. Petersburg showdown: Kriseman faces Baker for first time tonight at the Rev. Louis Murphy Sr.'s church

    Local Government

    A standing-room-only crowd packed a Midtown church banquet hall Tuesday to witness the first face-off between Mayor Rick Kriseman and former mayor Rick Baker in what is a watershed mayoral contest in the city's history.

    Former Mayor Rick Baker, left, is challenging incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman, right, to become St. Petersburg mayor.