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Teen withdraws request to take back plea in teacher's death


April 19, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma teenager charged with murder, rape and other felonies following a 2017 string of crimes in Tulsa has withdrawn a request to take back guilty pleas he entered in the case.

Seventeen-year-old Deonte Green pleaded guilty March 13 to first-degree murder and 19 other counts in a blind plea, meaning it was entered without a sentencing agreement with prosecutors.

Attorneys for Green later filed to withdraw the pleas, arguing in part that Green didn't know what the word "guilty" meant. Green withdrew that request during a court hearing Thursday.

Green was 16 when...

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