Former Raider testifies in Vegas robbery trial
Former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker told a Las
Vegas jury he was very drunk but remembered a man grabbing his
2-carat diamond earrings while he was being robbed in a vehicle
almost two years ago.
Walker was the first witness Wednesday in the kidnapping,
battery and robbery trial of 42-year-old Deshawn Lamont Thomas.
Thomas faces multiple charges and the possibility of life in
prison if convicted.
Prosecutors say Thomas and a 32-year-old co-defendant, Arfat
Abdo Fadel, convinced the intoxicated Walker to get into their
vehicle after he spent a night club-hopping in June 2008.
Walker was later found beaten, robbed and unconscious about a
block off the Las Vegas Strip.
Fadel has pleaded guilty to lesser charges.