Prosecutors withdraw man's guilty plea in fatal shooting of Michigan medical student

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ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Prosecutors have withdrawn a man's guilty plea in the fatal shooting of a University of Michigan medical student.

The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/ZqU8Uy ) Washtenaw County prosecutors reinstated all charges against 21-year-old Shaquille Jones of North Charleston, South Carolina. Prosecutors say he will face trial in the 2013 death of Paul DeWolf after he violated the terms of the deal by refusing to cooperate with them. A judge denied his request to withdraw the plea one week earlier.

Jones would have spent more than 18 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in February to second-degree murder, first-degree home invasion and conspiracy to commit home invasion.

He could now face mandatory life in prison if convicted of murder.

The judge says his testimony against a co-defendant could be used against Jones in court.


Information from: The Ann Arbor News, http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

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