INDIANAPOLIS–He did not know what he was agreeing to when he entered a guilty plea. That’s what a man accused of killing an Indianapolis doctor nearly three years ago said in court, but the judge ruled against him.
Two weeks ago, Devon Seats, 19, told the court he wanted to withdraw the guilty plea, but Thursday the judge called Seats’ request “buyers remorse” and rejected it.
Seats’ attorney says he has “learning disabilities” and also claims Seats only had three days to consider the plea agreement, which was not enough time for him to be able to comprehend it.
Police believe Seats killed IU School of Medicine Kevin Rodgers during a robbery back November 20, 2017.
Prosecutors say Seats admitted to killing Rogers and three other teenagers broke into Rodgers’ home with Seats before Seats shot Rodgers. Those other three teenagers have all pled guilty to burglary charges.
Seats’ plea agreement means he can not face more than 50 years in prison. He’ll be sentenced March 12.