Pulliam drops opposition to plea deal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Charleston man who wanted to back out of a plea deal connected with the death of a teenager has rescinded his opposition.

William Pulliam said in August he wanted out of a guilty plea, but sent a letter to Kanawha County Circuit Court on Wednesday stating he wants to go forward with the plea deal.

Pulliam could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison after entering a guilty plea of second-degree murder for the 2016 shooting death of James Means.

Pulliam is also facing a federal gun charge.