Pulliam Wants to Change His Plea

William Pulliam pleaded guilty Aug. 5 to second-degree murder in a plea deal in the shooting death of 15-year-old James Means in 2016, and now he wants a judge to revoke his guilty plea. When Pulliam agreed to the deal, the judge asked him several times whether Pulliam wanted to change his mind and Pulliam joked whether there was a better deal. Prosecutors said they would recommend a 20-year term and concurrent term with time he may get on related federal charges. No final decision yet from the judge. Pulliam underwent a lengthy mental health evaluation and psychiatrists said he was able to take part in his own defense.