Judge overrules defense motion in Ethan Self case - WFLA News Channel 8

Judge overrules defense motion in Ethan Self case

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A Greeneville man convicted of killing his police officer father was in court Monday hoping a judge would allow him to accept the plea deal he didn't accept during his trial.

Ethan Self was convicted of killing his father in August.  His father, Greeneville Police Officer Roger Self, was shot to death in 2010.

During his trial Self was offered a plea deal by District Attorney Tony Clark. After two days Clark removed the deal from the table.

Self's attorney said that shouldn't have happened and Self went to court Monday hoping a judge would agree.

The deal would have sentenced self to 15 years in prison, rather than the life sentence he is now serving.

The judge told Self that the district attorney can withdraw and offer at any time.

Clark told the court, "I told (the family) at that time that I was withdrawing the offer, that I had withdrew the offer. That I felt the defense in the last two days and watching the jury your honor there was several defenses put on."

Self also wants a new trial, a hearing on that will be held in May.

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