Convicted Baxley wife killer wants to change plea

A month after pleading guilty to murdering his wife and apologizing to her family, a south Georgia man wants to withdraw the plea asserting he took the blame because the real killers threatened to hurt his family.

Jonathan Kyle Courson, 28, of Baxley, sent a letter to Superior Court Judge E.M. Wilkes III saying his plea to charges of felony murder, tampering with evidence and making a false statement was itself a lie, District Attorney Jackie Johnson said.

The Augusta Chronicle.

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