When given a short recess to collect her thoughts, Ricks had no statements for the court.
In closing, Bradley said the original plea was constitutional, and Ricks had no right to have it changed or withdrawn.
George denied the reduction and charge of sentence, as well as the motion to appeal guilty plea. Ricks will become eligible for parole in 2042.
Click here to subscribe to The Union-Recorder print edition. http://tinyurl.com/6qdm4oj
Click here to subscribe to The Union-Recorder e-edition and view this full article. http://unionrecorder.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx