Why man says he took no contest plea in near-fatal shovel attack case

"I know I'm not guilty," Justin Hansen, who's accused of attacking Brittani Marcell with a shovel in 2008, said. "I don't have to believe it. I know I'm not guilty."
1:07 | 06/15/18

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In the eyes of the law even though he pleaded no contest then you're guilty. That's essentially what it is and it's in the united zealots that's where it is you know in my lawyer explained it to me as a no contest is isn't guilty pleas just. It's basically saying today. You understand that there's a chance if you took it to trial that that you could be found guilty. As a way to explain it to me not that it makes it sound any better but that's that's the way it was excellent but afterwards. Once you get out of prison. Indian village which means essentially. It's guilty. But you don't believe that you are guilty not known unknowns in. Not to believe and are not. Selective Greek authorities were and it's actually just I'd just when it legitimately being negligent. Did you get what you know and it isolates. You're essentially gambling. 58. To sixty years of your life. And I feel like the media has already betrayed me is this terrible person. And I just that in Uganda shillings you know no matter what. Deployed at their opinions of me.

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