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Judge rules on man’s motion to withdraw guilty plea in child molestation, 'torture' case
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Scott Shelby and attorney Jerry C. Carter Jr. speak Wednesday, April 5, 2023, in Hall County Superior Court. Shelby, convicted of abusing and beating four children, is asking the court to withdraw his guilty plea. In May, a judge denied his request. - photo by Scott Rogers
A Hall County judge denied a man’s attempt to withdraw his guilty plea in a child molestation and child cruelty case made on the second day of testimony in his trial in 2022, according to court documents.