Dieteman called his plea agreement 'bogus'

By Nick R. Martin | January 12th, 2009 | 2:26 pm | No Comments »

Samuel Dieteman

Live from the courtroom: Samuel Dieteman, the alleged accomplice in the Serial Shooter case, called his plea agreement with county prosecutors “bogus” as recently as October — after the trial already had begun and his testimony was pending.

The description came in a long letter he sent from jail to one of his friends. It also apparently came in the middle of a disagreement with his attorney, Maria Schaffer. “There was a pretty big misunderstanding on my part between me and my attorney back then,” Dieteman testified this afternoon.

Dieteman later testified he has since had a change of heart about his plea agreement, in which pleaded guilty to two murders in exchange for his testimony.