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Oklahoma man wants to withdraw guilty plea for murder

STILLWATER — A man sentenced to life in prison for stomping a Cushing woman to death has asked a judge to withdraw his guilty plea.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: July 25, 2012
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STILLWATER — A man sentenced to life in prison for stomping a Cushing woman to death has asked a judge to withdraw his guilty plea.

Benjamin Littlesun sent a handwritten request to Payne County Judge Phillip Corley to withdraw his plea of guilty to first-degree murder. Littlesun received a life sentence earlier this month in the death of 45-year-old Ava Marie King.

On Monday, the Payne County district attorney's office filed a motion in opposition to Littlesun's request.

Littlesun did not provide a reason for why he wanted to withdraw his plea. His attorney, Peter Astor, declined to comment.

A local newspaper reports that Littlesun is due in court Aug. 10 on his request.

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