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Taking back a plea usually a futile effort

Delay often adds to grief for victim’s survivors

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Friends and family of Mary Greco prepared themselves in early June to face the former nun’s killer. Michael Briggs was set to be sentenced in the 82-year-old’s brutal killing, which Briggs admitted under oath he committed. Then came a call from a prosecutor in the case to the family: Briggs’ sentencing was being postponed, as he was trying to take back his plea. A request to reverse a plea sets off delays that could continue ...

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