I just did a google search on this story after hearing it on the radio. There’s a whole lot more to this story than is reported in this article and this is not a good day for the justice system because the justice system failed miserably for over five years, allowing this young man to rot in prison for something that he clearly didn’t do.
The story from a CA web site reports that the girl’s story about the rape never, ever made sense. She claimed that the guy ejaculated inside her, but there was no semen. She claimed that he wiped it all off with a paper towel, but that is impossible. She claimed that he dragged her all over the school, passed classrooms that were in use. She accused him of forcing her into all kinds of sex acts that just never happened and couldn’t have happened the way she said that they did.
The kid was tried as an adult and told that he could face up to 44 years in jail if the case went to trial. He took the plea bargain. He was only a kid, who had been offered a football scholarship to USC and still thinks that maybe he can play pro football.
This is really sad, he can’t go back and make up those lost years, he will never play football, but the people of California owe that kid a college education at USC. It’s the least that they can do to try make up for the damage that their legal system did to this young man’s life.
With all that being said, it becomes quite evident that the kid didn’t have money and his public defender didn’t do anything on his behalf, except sell him out.
With all that going for him, his attorney told him to accept a plea bargain altering his life forever.
That guy should be brought up on charges of legal malpractice.
Do a google image search for “Wanetta Gibson” https://www.google.com/search?q=Wanetta+Gibson&num=100&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=RXN&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=rcs&prmd=imvnsuo&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=RirBT5qxFY-g8QToxsyxCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0COUDEPwFKAE&biw=1458&bih=827
She is ugly and dumb looking. This football player was going to be the best she ever had. She got 1.5 million of taxayer money and the taxpayers get screwed again if they have to pay out to the unjustly imprisoned young man