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Murder Defendant May Withdraw 2015 Guilty Plea (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court grants defendant’s motion to withdraw his Nov. 17, 2015, guilty plea to second-degree murder and use of a firearm, filed shortly after defendant obtained new counsel; the court finds the motion was filed in good faith, defendant has a reasonable defense and there is not significant prejudice to the commonwealth. Timeline Here, the ...