SALINA — One man has entered a plea in the mistaken-identity shooting death of a Salina girl while another is seeking to withdraw his plea.
The Salina Journal reports that 20-year-old Jerome Forbes and 18-year-old Andrew Woodring appeared Monday in Saline County District Court.
Forbes pleaded no contest to charges that included involuntary manslaughter. Forbes initially was charged with felony murder in the May 2015 shooting death of 17-year-old Allie Saum. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 9.
In a separate hearing, Woodring said he pleaded no contest to felony murder because he felt pressured and didn’t believe he would receive a fair trial. The judge will rule Aug. 10. If the plea stands, Woodring would be required to serve 25 years of a life sentence before he’s eligible for parole.