Kansas Supreme Court denies request to withdraw murder pleas

By KNSS Radio

The Kansas Supreme Court has rejected a man's motion to withdraw guilty pleas in a Topeka homicide case. 

Coty Ryland Newman, 30, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the October 2010 shooting death of Matthew Mitchell, 20, and to attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of Treshawn Wynne, then 17 on the campus of Topeka West High School. 

The court on Friday upheld a 2014 decision to reject Newman's attempt to withdraw his pleas. The court did overturn a 2014 order requiring lifetime post-release supervision for Newman after he completes his prison sentence.