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Moscow man convicted of shootings asks to withdraw plea

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A northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people is asking to withdraw his pleas. A northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people is asking to withdraw his pleas.
MOSCOW, Idaho -

A northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people is asking to withdraw his pleas.
    
The Lewiston Tribune reports that 31-year-old John Lee on Monday filed a two-page handwritten motion arguing that he was not in "the right state of mind" when he entered the pleas.
    
Lee is service a life sentence without the possibility of parole in connection to the January 2015 deaths of his adoptive mother, 61-year-old Terri Grzebielski; his landlord, 71-year-old David Trail; and Moscow Arby's manager 47-year-old Belinda Niebuhr.
    
In March Lee entered Alford pleas to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery. Alford pleas mean he did not admit guilt, but he acknowledged there was enough evidence to convict him.
    
The motion comes after a court last week denied his request for a reduced sentence.
    
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Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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