Man pleads guilty to murder and rape

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville man pleads guilty in two unrelated cases to killing a man an raping a corrections officer.

According to Assistant State Attorney Melissa Nelson, 27-year-old Jonathan Tave entered a guilty plea yesterday for the 2004 murder of 29-year-old Willie G. Tomblin.

He also pleaded guilty to repeatedly raping a female corrections officer earlier this year and threatening her with an improvised knife.

Tave was already in jail awaiting trial for carjacking and killing 27-year-old Cedric Henry in 2005 when he attacked the guard.

On Monday, Tave was sentenced to life in prison for Henry's murder, and sentenced to a consecutive 225 years in prison for the armed robbery.


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