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Tampa man accused of apartment complex killing

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Published:   |   Updated: March 14, 2013 at 01:34 AM
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Police arrested a Tampa man after he walked up to an officer stopped at a traffic light and told him he'd killed someone, according to Tampa police.

Carlos Rivas, 49, of 1254 113th Ave., Apt. C104, was arrested Saturday night on a first-degree murder charge and a charge of grand theft. He is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail without bail.

Rivas walked up to a police cruiser stopped at the light at North 15th Street and Fowler Avenue at 9:45 p.m. Saturday and told the officer he had killed someone at the University Oakwood Apartments, according to the Tampa Police Department.

Officers went to the apartment complex, at 1254 E. 113th Ave., and found a man dead in an apartment. The man, whom police have not identified, was murdered, police said.

Rivas, a registered sex offender, was sentenced to two years in prison in 2000 for lewd or lascivious behavior with a child younger than 16, according to state records. In 1992, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for burglary and sexual battery.

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