3 to 8 years for co-defendant in Javon Walker case

LAS VEGAS

Arfat Abdo Fadel said nothing as he stood in shackles Wednesday before a Las Vegas judge. Before trial, Fadel pleaded guilty to conspiracy, kidnapping and robbery.

His lawyer later called the sentence fair.

The judge on July 7 sentenced 42-year-old repeat felon Deshawn Lamont Thomas to life in prison without parole as a habitual criminal for his role in the robbery. A jury convicted him in April of luring a drunken Walker into a car at a Las Vegas Strip hotel in June 2008 and robbing him of money, casino chips and expensive jewelry.

Thomas' lawyer promises to appeal.

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