Rape defendant says he was denied due process

Published at 6:18 p.m. on August 22, 2013 | Modified at 6:18 p.m. on August 22, 2013

Desmond Gibbs, on trial for a 2012 rape on College Street in Macon, claimed in a pretrial hearing that he signed away his right to have an attorney present during questioning because officers forced him to. The judge in the case ruled that he was properly made aware of his rights.

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