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New Trial Ordered For Macon Minister

R.C. Hibbler

MACON, Miss. (WCBI) - A Noxubee County minister is getting a new trial on charges he raped a 13 year old girl back in 2005.

The State Court Of Appeals says 78 year old R.C. Hibbler should get a new trial in the case because of ineffective counsel. In its ruling, which comes one week after Hibbler’s 78th birthday, the court said Hibblers legal team did not explore enough possible defense motives and did not conduct enough interviews of other people connected to the case.

Hibbler was sentenced to 20 years in prison following his 2008 conviction. No date for the new trial has been set…