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Fighter, producer in St. Pete Shefights beating case headed to prison

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Defendants Jeffery Williams and Zuzu Vargo learned their fate in court Monday. Defendants Jeffery Williams and Zuzu Vargo learned their fate in court Monday.
Video from Shefights.net was shown during the trial. Video from Shefights.net was shown during the trial.
Video from Shefights.net was shown during the trial. Video from Shefights.net was shown during the trial.
Defendants Jeffery Williams and Zuzu Vargo during their trial. Attorney Luke Lirot is standing. Defendants Jeffery Williams and Zuzu Vargo during their trial. Attorney Luke Lirot is standing.
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Two people with the website Shefights.net learned on Monday that they will be headed to prison for their roles organizing fights between females and a homeless man in St. Petersburg.

Before announcing a sentence, Pinellas Circuit Judge Keith Meyer told Shefights founder Jeffery Williams, "You have no right to make a film for entertainment purposes featuring someone who is disabled and not able to make decisions on their own," referring to Jamie Cayer.

It's been three years since Cayer got in the ring with a female mixed martial artist named Zuzu Vargo, 27, for a fetish fight on Shefights.net. The fight was staged in St. Petersburg by Williams, 61.

Vargo won the fight easily because Cayer, 39, wasn't allowed to defend himself or fight back under the rules established by Williams, who directed a number of similar fetish fights involving female combatants and homeless men.

She tearfully apologized at her sentencing for making a "grave error."

"I don't ever want to cause anyone pain ever again," Vargo said. "And I want to make amends in any and every way possible. I hope you can forgive me my deepest apologies."

Williams told the Judge, he's made about a thousand similar videos, usually using 1 of 10 regulars who volunteer to participate. This time was different.

"I made a mistake this time. It was an honest mistake. And I honestly did not perceive that he had mental deficiencies," he said.

But, Vargo and Williams both ended up as the bigger losers Monday almost three years after they recruited Cayer for the staged fetish fight in St. Petersburg.

"We're not in the business of hurting people, of just dragging them in and beating them up," Williams told the judge. "We're in the business of fantasy re-enactment."

Judge Keith Meyer didn't believe Williams' explanation of the assessment of Cayer.

"I find that testimony to completely support that you knew Mr. Cayer has significant functioning problems. That is was evident to anyone, that interacted with Mr. Cayer," said the Judge.

Moments later, Judge Meyer sent Williams to prison for seven years prison term. He sentenced Vargo to just over three years. Both will get credit for time served.

The still have to return for another trial involving another mentally disabled homeless man and two more videos. If convicted, they face even more prison time.

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