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20 June 2002, 12:41 pm
Ricardo Colares Tavares Sentenced to 36 Years and 9 Months
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Sir Peter Blake Murder Trial

The six men accused of murdering New Zealand yachting hero Sir Peter Blake have been found guilty in a Brazilian court.

Ricardo Colares Tavares, the 23-year-old who confessed to shooting Sir Peter in what he described as self-defence, was sentenced to 36 years and 9 months. The other five received various sentences of at least 26 years 8 months. Several of the sentences were largely symbolic, because under Brazilian law no one can serve more than 30 years in prison at a single stretch.
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