Man Loses Bid to Withdraw Pleas in Double Kansas Killing
A southern Kansas judge is not allowing a man to withdraw his guilty plea for his alleged role in the 2014 killing of an elderly couple in Wichita.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Sedgwick County District Court Judge Bruce Brown last week rejected 19-year-old Carlos Delacadena-Edwards' claims that he was coerced into accepting a plea deal.
Originally charged with first-degree murder, Delacadena-Edwards pleaded guilty in May to two counts of second-degree intentional murder and one count of aggravated robbery.
He admitted he helped Steven Wade Edwards II fatally shoot Martha Lopez Moreno and Godofredo Moreno-Lopez.
Steven Edwards also pleaded guilty to reduced charges but is asking to have that plea withdrawn.