After denying a man's request to withdraw his guilty plea in a 3-year-old murder case, a Hamilton County judge sentenced him to life in prison.
Jaleel Smith-Riley, 23, pleaded guilty on Aug. 11 to aggravated murder and attempted murder, but decided to withdraw his plea against the advice of his attorneys. On Wednesday, Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Charles Kubicki rejected Smith-Riley's change of heart and sentenced him life in prison without possibility of parole.
After receiving his sentence, Smith-Riley collapsed to the floor of Kubicki's courtroom. Police pulled Smith-Riley to his feet and he then interrupted Kubicki.
"So what does he get?," said Smith-Riley, who was also sentenced to a consecutive prison term of 11 years for a related attempted murder charge.
It was unclear who Smith-Riley was referencing in the outburst.