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Third defendant in 2008 Apollo Beach rapes could get 50 years in prison in plea deal

TAMPA — The third and last defendant in the 2008 rapes of two Apollo Beach restaurant workers pleaded guilty Thursday in a deal that will cap his sentence at 50 years in prison.

Vicente Reyes-Carbajal, 23, was one of three men who kidnapped the women from the Docks restaurant, after which they were bound and repeatedly raped. Reyes-Carbajal pleaded guilty to armed kidnapping, robbery and carjacking. Prosecutors dropped rape charges.

Co-defendant Rigoberto Martinez, 23, got multiple life sentences for the rapes. Jose Walle, 16, got 65 years in prison for the Apollo Beach rapes and 27 years for another in St. Petersburg.

Florida prisoners must serve at least 85 percent of their sentences. Reyes-Carbajal will be sentenced Oct. 7 by Circuit Judge Emmett Lamar Battles.

Prosecutor Rita Peters said the victims will attend, and that the sentence term was their idea.

"They've had to testify and live with this no less than three times," Peters said. "They would like to move on with their lives. That is their foremost priority. They were willing to go to trial. But obviously, this negotiation was very amenable to them. …

"This is something they want."

Alexandra Zayas can be reached at azayas@sptimes.com or (813) 226-3354.

Third defendant in 2008 Apollo Beach rapes could get 50 years in prison in plea deal 08/04/11 [Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2011 10:58pm]
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