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Schenectady man wants to take back murder plea

Schenectady man wants to take back murder plea

A man who admitted in March that he killed another man last year during a wild car chase is now tryi

A man who admitted in March that he killed another man last year during a wild car chase is now trying to take back his plea.

Nicholas Khan, 20, of Schenectady, pleaded guilty in Schenectady County Court earlier to one count of second-degree murder.

In return for his plea, Khan is to receive 20 years to life in state prison. The plea came less than four months after Khan allegedly gunned down William Riddick on Norwood Avenue late on Nov. 12.

On Friday, Khan told Judge Richard Giardino that he wished to withdraw his plea. Such requests are rarely granted, but do result in a new attorney being appointed to review the record and possibly file a formal motion to withdraw. That was done Friday.

The request also meant Khan’s sentencing, which had been scheduled for Friday, was postponed.

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