Roberto Morales Diaz, convicted and sentenced on May 26th for an Upper Keys marine theft case, was in court again today, this time in Marathon on another marine related theft case.
He was sentenced by Judge Ruth Becker to 10 more years in prison. This is in addition to the 13 years he was sentenced to for the Upper Keys case.
The Marathon case involved a number of vessel burglaries at Shelter Bay Marina in Marathon in May of 2015. Detectives found an open water bottle on the scene which was sent to FDLE for processing. DNA on the water bottle was identified as belonging to Morales Diaz.