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Defendant Takes Plea in Javon Walker Robbery Case

LAS VEGAS  -- A co-defendant in the robbery and beating of former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker almost two years ago has taken a plea deal in Las Vegas.

Arfat Abdo Fadel pleaded guilty Friday to robbery, second-degree kidnapping and conspiracy in the attack that left Walker unconscious and injured early June 16, 2008, a block off the Las Vegas Strip.

Prosecutor Joshua Tomsheck says 32-year-old Fadel is expected to serve at least two years in prison and could face up to 15 years at sentencing June 28.

The state dropped a first-degree kidnapping charge carrying the possibility of life in prison. Trial for Fadel's co-defendant, 42-year-old Deshawn Thomas, begins with jury selection Tuesday. Walker, now 31 and an unsigned free agent, is expected to testify as early as Wednesday.

 (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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