- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - The attorney for a northern New Jersey man who admitted to fatally shooting a teenager just hours after he graduated from high school says his client wants to retract his guilty plea.

The Record newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/26vqpI9 ) Quashan Faircloth’s attorney Joel Harris said at a hearing Wednesday that his client pleaded guilty last year in the 2013 killing of 18-year-old Isaac Rinas on poor advice of his former attorneys without reviewing all of the evidence.

Harris says Faircloth has said a surveillance video from the area of the crime scene would show another person was involved.

But prosecutors say the Paterson man gave a detailed confession and offered details that only a person involved in the crime would know.

A judge says she will rule on the request next month.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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