During his sentencing hearing, Kareem Drayton rescinded his guilty plea and fired his attorney, according to court records. Drayton negotiated a guilty plea in April to the sexual assault at gunpoint of a 32-year-old teacher last September near 48th and Springfield and other robbery and weapons charges. Drayton told the court that he wants a trial.
A trial would require locating several witnesses and complainants in the case.
“(He) wants to roll the dice,” said a source familiar with the case.
Drayton’s next court date is August 16.