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NJ Mom Wants To Withdraw Guilty Plea In Kidnapping, Starving Of 8-Year-Old Daughter

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mom who admitted tying up, beating and starving her eight-year-old daughter is now seeking to withdraw her guilty plea to first-degree kidnapping.

Plesi Nichols of Trenton was due to be sentenced Friday, but that was put on hold and a hearing was scheduled for this summer to consider her request. Nichols was facing an 18-year state prison term after pleading guilty last June.

Nichols’ boyfriend, Anthony Roberson of Trenton, had also pleaded guilty to kidnapping in the case and was facing a 16-year sentence. But he did not show up for his sentencing on Friday.

Mercer County authorities say the girl suffered severe lacerations from being tied to a banister and doorknob in the South Logan Avenue home.

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