MINOT, N.D. — A man who admitted killing his brother in a Minot apartment last year says he was pressured into entering the guilty plea that landed him in prison.
Northwest District Judge Todd Cresap has given the attorney for Aldolfo Contreras-Castillo until the end of June to submit a formal request to withdraw his plea.
Contreras-Castillo pleaded guilty last August to killing 28-year-old Ignacio Contreras-Castillo in March 2016. He maintains that his attorney made it seem like he had no choice but to plead guilty.
He was sentenced to 35 years in prison and must 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.