COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Testimony resumed in the Upatoi triple murder trial in Columbus.
Rufus Burks is being tried for his role in the deaths of Gloria Short, her son Caleb and granddaughter Gianna Lindsey.
For the first time, we are hearing from one of the suspects in the Upatoi triple murder trial.
The 21 year old suspect, Raheam Gibson pleading guilty to charges last week ahead of the trial, in return having to testify against co-defednant, Rufus Burks, someone he says he knew only two months before the deadly night in Upatoi.
District Attorney, Al Whitaker: “Who was the person making the plans?”
Raheam Gibson: “Javarceay Tapley.”
District Attorney, Al Whitaker: “And what was those plans?”
Raheam Gibson: “To make a lick on his cousin house.”
District Attorney, Al Whitaker: “What is a lick?”
Raheam Gibson: “To Burglarize.”
Three suspects, Javarceay Tapley, Rufus Burks, and then there is Raheam Gibson.
Gibson holding fast to his testimony that he had