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CAV: After plea deal, withdrawal would prejudice state (access required)

A defendant who’d agreed to plead guilty to murder could not withdraw his plea, fairly negotiated, based on the subsequent discovery of a witness with potentially exculpatory testimony. Background Appellant Franklin Thomason was at his home with his girlfriend and two guests, D.W. Grubbs and D.W.’s wife, Amy. D.W. showed Thomason a gun he’d stolen and attempted ...