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Suspect withdraws guilty plea in Geauga death

 
Suspect withdraws guilty plea in Geauga death
Posted Thursday, February 6th 2014 @ 7am

(Chardon) — An Ashtabula County man has withdrawn his guilty plea in the 2010 slaying of a 17-year-old boy struck with the door of a passing car and then beaten with a pipe.

Twenty-six-year-old Dustin Plottke of Rome Twp. had pleaded guilty to aggravated murder Jan. 22 in the killing of Daniel Swan, who died of head injuries weeks after being found lying along a road in Geauga County's Thompson Twp.

But The News-Herald reports that Plottke filed a request this week to withdraw his guilty plea, claiming that he is really innocent.

A prosecutor said he is going to oppose the request. Plottke's sentencing was still set for Friday.

Plottke's co-defendant, 23-year-old Matthew Boone, was sentenced to 15 years to life in December.

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