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Victim requests rape suspect be tested for HIV

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 12, 2007


DADE CITY

A man accused of raping two women older than 65 might have to undergo HIV testing. Bobby Black III, 19, is charged with sexual battery in two separate incidents in Zephyrhills this year. In the first, a 66-year-old woman woke up in her mobile home March 1 with a knife pressed to her throat. Black took jewelry and a camera, authorities say. Then, authorities say, he and another man both raped her. In the second attack, on March 27, Black and the same man forced a 68-year-old woman into her van, where Black raped her while the other man drove, authorities say. They left her and her van at the bottom of a water-filled quarry. She climbed out and flagged down a passing motorist. A hearing is set for Wednesday on the motion to test Black for the virus that causes AIDS. It came at the request of one of the victims.

New sentence, but no new trial

A man convicted in a 1988 murder of an elderly Dade City woman won't get a new trial, a judge ruled Friday. Gregory Keith Capehart, 39, is already entitled to a new sentencing phase after his death penalty was overturned. But Capehart had sought a whole new trial based on ineffective representation by his attorney in his original trial.

Countywide

Grand Entries are Pow Wow highlight

The Mothers Day Native American Pow Wow continues from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Withlacoochee River Park east of Dade City. Highlights are the Grand Entries, when Native Americans in full regalia enter the performance ring, at 1 and 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Sunday; horseback drills by the West Wind Riders at noon and 4 p.m. today and Sunday; intertribal dance competitions throughout the day; and American Indian arts and crafts, food, storytellers, and musicians. Admission is $2 for ages 13 and older, free for ages 12 and younger.

Correction

A landfill proposed for east Pasco would accept trash from outside the county, but restrict its market to the Tampa Bay area and not accept trash coming in by rail. A story Tuesday quoted a landfill official saying it would not accept trash from outside Pasco.