Man sentenced for stomping Cushing woman to death wants to withdraw guilty plea
BY Associated Press
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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.
The Stillwater NewsPress reports that Littlesun is due in court Aug. 10 on his request.