BOSTON (WHDH) -
A man serving time for a child rape conviction faced charges in another attack and decided to represent himself in court.
Marcos Colono was accused of raping two college students at gunpoint in a Brighton apartment in 2008.
The lawyer assigned to represent Colono said the defendant was intelligent and articulate.
"There are things going on which I, in the exercise of my professional experience and judgment, might do different. That doesn’t mean I’m wrong or right. It’s surreal and somewhat aggravating but that’s the job,” Dan Solomon said.
Colono is already serving more than sixty years for the 2010 rape of a boy and the near beheading of his father in Cambridge.
Investigators used DNA from that case to link Colono to the 2008 rapes.
Colono already questioned the victims in court and he was expected to take the stand himself next week, although it was not clear how he would question himself.