Sentencing set after May's unsuccessful plea change attempt

2011-05-19T07:50:00Z Sentencing set after May's unsuccessful plea change attemptTimes-News Twin Falls Times-News
May 19, 2011 7:50 am  • 

Sentencing for Markcus May has finally been set - Friday at 2 p.m. in Twin Falls County 5th District Court.

The hearing will come one week after May argued to withdraw his guilty pleas to felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor eluding police. None of his arguments impressed Judge G. Richard Bevan enough to let May reverse his decision. Bevan noted that May never ascertained that he was innocent of the charges.

May was arrested and charged with multiple felonies after allegedly shooting the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend in Buhl and then fleeing the scene in May 2010. He was apprehended after a police chase, which resulted with May being shot in the head.

He initially pleaded not guilty to all charges, but in January pleaded guilty to two. In April, he filed to have the guilty pleas withdrawn, claiming that he was coerced by his public defender and didn't understand the terms of the prison sentence.

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