Villegas: I Was Threatened With Rape And Torture
POSTED: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 10:50am
UPDATED: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 6:28am
EL PASO- As Daniel Villegas took to the witness stand, he testified that he was threatened with rape and torture by Detective Marquez.
Villegas recounted what happened when Detective Alfonso Marquez first arrived to his home in April of 1993. Villegas testified that Marquez hit him over the head repeatedly for hours. Villegas said that he only agreed to what Marquez wrote in the statement because he became "mentally paralyzed."
Villegas claims he was lead to believe that if he didn't sign the statement, Marquez was going to drive him to the desert, beat him up, force him to walk back to the freeway, then be taken to the adult jail to be raped. Court documents show that Villegas recanted his confession a few hours after signing it.