- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - A judge has denied a man’s efforts to withdraw a plea in the killing of a Salina girl.

Saline County District Judge Rene Young on Wednesday denied the motion from 18-year-old Andrew Woodring to withdraw his no contest plea to felony murder in the May 2015 death of 17-year-old Allie Saum.

The Salina Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2aIZgJr ) Woodring testified at a July hearing that he felt pressured to enter the plea and he doesn’t think he should get a life sentence because he did not fire the shot that killed Saum.

Woodring was one on five people charged in Saum’s death. She was a passenger in a truck that police say some of the defendants mistakenly believed belonged to a person who had been in an earlier altercation with them.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com

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