Suspected serial rapist enter guilty pleas, changes mind

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The man accused of raping four Roswell women is entered guilty pleas Thursday morning but then changed his mind.

Errol Martinez, who was charged with raping four women between 2014 and 2016, initially pleaded guilty to the charges.

The judge sentenced Martinez to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

After discussing the sentence with his lawyer, Martinez withdrew his guilty pleas.

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Prosecutors said Martinez violently assaulted three of his victims in their own homes. Police said DNA evidence linked him to two of the cases. Detectives say he targeted older women.

Police said Martinez was out on bond for a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo on Holcomb Bridge Road at the time of his arrest in 2016.

Martinez faces a fifth rape charge in Gwinnett County.

A trial date has not yet been set.

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