made history when he received the longest sentence in Merced County CA history for the repeat rape of an 8 year old girl which continued for 2 years. Vargas was sentenced to 588 years in prison. The District Attorney said this about the sentence:
"The punishment is proportional to what the people of California said they want for raping a victim. The other thing about getting a really high sentence like this, it guarantees he'll never get out."
Vargas has again made the headlines by attempting suicide by slashing his throat. His attempt proved unsuccessful as prison guards found him and he was rushed to the hospital. He is now described as being in "a stable condition."
Once Vargas has recovered, he will be returned to the prison and placed on suicide watch. But hey, we'd like to remind Vargas of that old saying
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!