California father wants to take back guilty plea in rape, murder of 14-year-old daughter, report says (Report)



A California father who pleaded guilty in the rape and murder of his 14-year-old daughter now wants to take back the plea, according to a report.

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Mark Mesiti, 49, pleaded guilty during his trial earlier this month to a number of charges, including murdering his own daughter, Alycia Mesiti-Allen, The Mercury News reported.

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Mesiti has since changed his mind and intends to ask a Modesto judge to let him withdraw his guilty plea, the newspaper added.

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He admitted mid-trial to 49 felony counts against him regarding his daughter’s death in order to avoid the death penalty.