Marquette County Man Attempts To Switch Plea

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GLR News Update

GLR News Update

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County man who recently plead no contest to first degree child abuse is attempting to withdraw that plea.

27-year-old Nicholas Racine of West Branch was in Marquette County Circuit Court yesterday with a new defense attorney to argue he did not fully understand the terms of the plea agreement he accepted in November.

Racine agreed to a no contest plea to first degree child abuse.

The court would have dismissed one count of torture in the plea.

Judge Jennifer Mazzuchi ordered both the defense and prosecution to prepare further briefs on the case by January 22nd.

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