A defendant who in March pleaded guilty to a 2016 Tecumseh homicide was scheduled for formal sentencing in June but instead entered a motion to withdraw his guilty plea. At a hearing on that matter Tuesday, the defendant withdrew that request.

The hearing to consider a withdrawn plea was scheduled Tuesday for Joseph Wells III, 22, of Tecumseh.

He withdrew that request and is now scheduled for formal sentencing in September.

Wells was initially charged with first-degree murder, deliberate intent, in the 2016 death of Randall Allen Warner. In March, he pleaded guilty to a lesser amended charge of second-degree murder and a pre-sentence investigation was ordered.

Court records show Warner died on or about June 15, 2016 at 700 N. 6th in Tecumseh.

Wells is accused of causing the death of Warner by striking him in the head, neck and torso with his hands, feet and a metal object, court records allege.

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