Suspect May Let Guilty Plea Stand In Morgart Murder

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A man who wanted to withdraw his guilty plea to the murder of a Seaman High School graduate now appears to have changed his mind.

Dustin Leftwich was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the May 2012 death of 18-year-old Brenna Morgart.

Prosecutors say Leftwich hit Morgart with his car while she was jogging, then put her in his trunk and dumped her body in a field three miles way.

Leftwich filed a motion in February, asking to withdraw his guilty plea on the grounds he was forced into making it. But Shawnee County District Court records show his attorney has filed a new motion to withdraw the request.

A hearing is set for next Thursday, August 28, to discuss the motion.

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