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Court Tosses Charges, Sentence For Man Who Pleaded Guilty

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Jun 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-01 16:01:00-04

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court has thrown out the charges and sentence for a man who pleaded guilty to trying kidnap two young boys and to enticing them for indecent purposes.

In a unanimous opinion published Monday the high court upheld a lower court ruling that Andrew Magnuson's guilty pleas weren't valid because Magnuson wasn't able to make an informed decision to plead guilty because of a mental disorder.   

The state could choose to prosecute him again. 

Magnuson was accused of picking up two boys in a golf cart and talking to them about sex and sex toys 15 years ago when he was 22. He got their phone numbers and addresses.  

He pleaded guilty to multiple charges and was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.