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Baynton seeks to withdraw her plea

Amanda Baynton, sentenced to 15 years in prison for the June 2011 murder of her husband, Derek, has filed a motion seeking to withdraw her plea in the case, citing inadequate counsel by her defense attorney.  She pled no contest a year ago to charges of second degree murder and aggravated assault as part of her plea agreement.

District Judge John Weingart has set a hearing date of July 9th.

Weingart also dismissed Baynton’s former public defender, Steve Kraushaar of Marysville and appointed a new attorney, Judd Herbster of Topeka, to represent her.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.