Judge denies request by workplace shooter to withdraw plea

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By Tim WillertStaff writertwillert@oklahoman.comNORMAN — A judge this week rejected a workplace shooter's request to withdraw his guilty plea.Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman denied the request Monday after William Ray Adams claimed his innocence during a hearing.Adams, 57, pleaded guilty in January to attempted kidnapping, assault and battery with a deadly weapon and two other crimes stemming from a 2018 shooting at Bergey Windpower, 2200 Industrial Blvd.He was sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting Colette Wind, the company's chief financial officer.In a motion to withdraw his plea, Adams claimed he entered into it "without deliberation and through ignorance and inadvertence.Read more on NewsOK.com
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Judge denies request by workplace shooter to withdraw plea

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