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.