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Judge denies motion to withdraw plea from 2021 murder of 2-year-old
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Juan Martinez enters Hall County Superior Court Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, for a motion to withdraw his guilty plea of second-degree murder. Martinez was sentenced to 29 years in prison for the death of a 2-year-old Valeria Jordan Garfias. - photo by Scott Rogers
After five hours of testimony and argument, a Hall County judge denied a Gainesville man’s attempt to withdraw his guilty plea from the 2021 murder of a 2-year-old.