Don Gaddis
RELEASED, Expiration of Sentence
Case No. CR 356068
Alleged Offense: GSI, RAPE
Prison Term: 8 Years
Sentenced: 1/6/98

Don was convicted in a manufactured rape case
with no evidence whatsoever and coerced into
a guilty plea by the lies of a public defender.

He originally pled not guilty, then was coerced into a plea bargain that was based
on the threat of losing a jury trial because of the prosecutorís evidence.
As it turns out, there was no evidence. And no bargain.

Summary

Appellant's Brief

Conflicting Statements
Prosecutor lies to the judge, and tries to cover it up.


The Sixth Amendment, which is applicable to the states through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, see In re Oliver, 333 U.S. 257, 273-74 (1948), guarantees a criminal defendant a fundamental right to be clearly informed of the nature and cause of the charges against him. In order to determine whether a defendant has received constitutionally adequate notice, the court looks first to the information. James v. Borg, 24 F.3d 20, 24 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, 115 S. Ct. 333 (1994). 'The principal purpose of the information is to provide the defendant with a description of the charges against him in sufficient detail to enable him to prepare his defense.' Id.

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The extensive record clearly demonstrates that the conviction of Don Gaddis
was predicated on an appeal to racism rather than reason,
and concealment rather than disclosure.

To permit convictions to stand, which have as their sole foundation
appeals to racial prejudice, is to commit a violation of the Constitution
as heinous as the crimes for which the defendant was tried and convicted.


 


 

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