A Sedgwick County judge denied a change of plea motion for Charity Blackmon on Thursday.
Blackmon is charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon in the death of 54-year-old Merril Rebus in March of 2021. Blackmon pleaded guilty to running Rebus over with her car at a crosswalk before getting out and shooting him in March of 2022.
However, Blackmon recently stated that she wished to withdraw her guilty plea, saying she wanted to introduce new evidence. She also said that she was pressured to enter the plea and didn’t have enough time to make a decision.
A judge reviewed her arguments and denied Blackmon’s motion.