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Teen accused of carrying gun inside gov't building back in court

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The East Texas teen that pleaded guilty to the charge of carrying a gun inside a government building is back in court today, trying to get his guilty plea withdrawn.

The sentencing phase of the trial was expected to take place today in a Tyler courtroom, but instead, Corey Webb filed a motion for a new lawyer and was granted a court appointed lawyer.

Webb's new lawyer, Joel Mallory Jr., is arguing to withdraw the previous guilty plea, telling Judge Kerry Russell that his client feels his previous lawyer wasn't doing anything for him.

Judge Russell said he is happy to change lawyers for Webb, but warned Mr. Mallory not to expect anything else to be changed, especially regarding the guilty plea.

Mallory claims that Corey Webb had no idea what he was doing when he entered the guilty plea and that it should be withdrawn.

Judge Russell told Mr. Mallory that he will have to have sworn testimony to withdraw the plea. He also wants either Webb's original lawyer or Mr. Russell on the stand to provide evidence before he will grant a withdrawal of the guilty plea.

Mallory asked for a 30 day continuance in the case. Prosecutors said they have never seen such a disrespect for the system and they object to the continuance.

However, Judge Russell did grant a continuance for the next 30 days. 


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