Ind. judge OKs withdrawal of teen's murder plea
Last Updated: 59 days ago
RICHMOND, Ind. - An eastern Indiana judge has agreed to withdraw a teenager's guilty plea in a brutal drug-related killing.
Nineteen-year-old Robert W. Campbell of Richmond had pleaded guilty in May to murder in the killing of 48-year-old Michael Sekse, who authorities say was fatally stabbed and shot during a March 2012 drug money robbery. Under Campbell's plea deal, prosecutors dropped all other charges he'd faced in exchange for his future cooperation with the state.
But the Palladium-Item reports Campbell was charged with contempt of court in August after he refused to testify at a co-defendant's trial.
A judge approved prosecutors' request Friday to withdraw Campbell's plea. Wayne County Prosecutor Mike Shipman says he'll pursue all charges originally filed against Campbell in a murder trial set for February.
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