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Guilty plea could not be withdrawn to explore potential defense (access required)

Where the defendant’s counsel learned that the defendant had suffered from mental health issues as a child after the defendant had already validly pleaded guilty to all charges, the defendant could not withdraw his guilty pleas to explore the possibility of raising an insanity defense to the charges. Background Raymond Lamar Washington and two co-defendants attempted to ...