Love to testify in hearing to withdraw guilty plea
Posted by Staff reports July 26, 2007 12:27 PM
Jerry Wayne Love wants to withdraw his guilty plea.Jerry Wayne Love will take the stand at 1:30 p.m. in Circuit Judge Karen Hall's courtroom in an effort to withdraw his earlier guilty plea on three charges of first-degree sodomy involving three of his adopted sons.
Love had earlier pleaded guilty to the three counts and received three 15 year sentences, which were suspended in lieu of five years probation and treatment in a sex offender program. The case got national attention because Love's guilty plea came with no jail time.
He now says that he didn't understand the ramifications of his plea and would like to withdraw it.
As I stated in an earlier post I sincerely hope they grant this motion so this swine can actually be tried (hopefully by a competent prosecutor) before a jury of his peers. He is an absolute fool to ask for it though. It had to be the best deal in the hsitory of deal making.