By Isaac Avilucea
Leon Nimley, 54, pleaded guilty in February to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl last year. A judge was supposed to impose Nimley’s 5-year sentence.
But Nimley, who had previously expressed bizarre reservations about pleading guilty, wrote to Judge Robert Billmeier since then asking to take back his plea because he no longer wanted the judge to honor the negotiated deal he struck with prosecutors.
Defense attorney Thomas Dunbar grew impatient with his client after speaking to him privately for about 15 minutes in a conference room.
Nimley, who speaks with a heavy accent and seemed to have difficulty understanding English, appeared confused throughout the proceeding.
SOURCES: News Now/ The Trentonian Crime Online