Sapulpa man files to withdraw guilty plea in rape case

Ponca City Now - May 13, 2016 11:33 am

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) – A Sapulpa man sentenced to 120 years in prison in the rape and abduction of a 12-year-old Glenpool girl is seeking to withdraw his guilty plea in the case.

Local media reported Thursday that 51-year-old Kevin Leroy Smith said in a motion filed May 6, stating that his attorneys told him he would receive four concurrent 30-year prison sentences in exchange for entering a blind plea to charges of rape by instrumentation, kidnapping and two counts of first-degree rape. A blind plea is when a defendant pleads without having an agreement in place.

Smith was sentenced in April to three consecutive 40-year prison terms. Smith said in the motion that he received ineffective assistance or incorrect advice from his counsel.

A hearing on the motion to withdraw is set for May 20.

 

Latest Stories

Capitol Update from Rep. Luttrell

The fifth week of session seemed to have moved very quickly, but saw us pass a...

Bills come, and bills go

By Sen. Bill Coleman   The legislative session is a curious and complex process. Last week,...

Senate says yes to counties & municipalities displaying national motto

OKLAHOMA CITY – “In God We Trust” has been the United States’ national motto since it...