Syracuse man withdraws guilty plea in shooting death of wife's friend

George Alfred

A Syracuse manâ??s murder sentencing was delayed after he withdrew his guilty plea Monday morning.

28-year-old George Alfred was supposed to receive 20 years to life for shooting 33-year-old Corey Hill, but in Onondaga County Court Monday he attempted to withdraw the guilty plea he entered last month.

Alfred is accused of entering the Steuben Street home of his estranged wife Tanya Alfred in June 2013 and shooting Hill several times in the head and back. Alfred then allegedly kidnapped his wife and drove her to Pennsylvania before setting her free. He turned himself into police after returning to Syracuse.

Judge Joseph Fahey told Alfred and his attorney that they need to come up with a legal reason to withdraw the plea. They have until his next court appearance on May 13 to do so.