Kansas Supreme Court rejects appeal in Salina girl's death

March 04, 2019 - 7:44 pm
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The Kansas Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the youngest of five men convicted in the 2015 shooting death of a Salina teenager.

The court ruled Friday that Saline County prosecutors did not coerce Andrew Woodring into pleading no contest plea in the slaying of Allie Saum, 17. The court also rejected Woodring's contention that a district court judge handled the case improperly.

Woodring sought to withdraw his plea. He is serving a life term with no chance of parole for 25 years.

The five people convicted in the case fired at a truck driven by a man they mistakenly thought was involved in an earlier disturbance. One of the shots hit Saum.
 

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