Man surprises lawyers, rejects plea deal in court


Wednesday, February 21st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Stilwell-AP) -- A man facing a first-degree murder charge surprised prosecutors in Adair County by apparently changing his mind at the last minute on a plea agreement.

George Flynn was set to plead guilty to a reduced charge of first-degree manslaughter in exchange for a five year prison term and ten years probation.

But when District Judge John Garrett asked Flynn if he understood the terms of the plea agreement, Flynn said "no." The judge repeated the question and Flynn again said no.

Flynn was then ordered into the custody of the Sheriff's Office.

Flynn's accused of killing Tony Watt in 1997 by running over him with a one-ton truck.