Man Accused of Shooting Rock Hill Police Officer Seeks Plea Change
Matt Crosby was shot in a 2010 domestic dispute call that left him paralyzed. The man charged for the shooting now wants to withdraw his "no-contest" plea, Stltoday.com reports.
The man who was to be sentenced Wednesday for shooting a Rock Hill police officer has filed a motion to change his plea in the case, according to STLtoday.com.
During his trial in July, George I. Jones, entered a plea of "no-contest," meaning he acknowledged that there was enough evidence to convict him, the online newspaper reports. The judge in the case has rescheduled the sentencing for Monday and will consider the motion then.
Matt Crosby, the Rock Hill officer, was shot in the shoulder on April 8, 2010, while responding to a domestic dispute at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Raritan. The bullet lodged in his spine, paralyzing him from the waist down.
In the STLtoday.com article, Jones said his plea was "induced by misapprehension, fear and misleading persuasion based on holding out of hopes that were ill-founded by ineffective counsel."
For more information on Wednesday's court case, read the complete STLtoday.com story here.
Patch will follow up on the case Monday.
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