FAIRFIELD, Ill. (WEHT) – The man who pleaded guilty and was sentenced for shooting and killing a Wayne County Illinois sheriff’s deputy wants a “do over.”
Ray Tate has filed papers to withdraw his guilty plea and life sentence in connection with the death of Deputy Sean Riley. A hearing is set for June 28.
Tate pleaded guilty and was sentenced in the spring after he confessed to shooting and killing riley along I-64 in December.
According to court documents, Tate’s reasons for requesting a withdrawal of his guilty plea was due to coercion, inadequate representation of counsel as there was not enough time to prepare with his legal team, and not being mentally competent to enter plea as he wasn’t given a mental evaluation.
The full document can be seen below.