Judge denies defendant's request to withdraw guilty pleas in connection to 2016 murder of Stamford teen

On Tuesday, a judge denied Onaje Smith's request to withdraw his recent guilty pleas in the death of 18-year-old Shane Slinsky.
Slinsky was fatally shot on Wood Terrace in Bridgeport in August 2016.
Police said Slinsky's former best friend conspired with Smith to lure him to Bridgeport, where he was robbed and shot. 
Smith is set to be sentenced to 35 years in prison. 
He’s currently serving a 25-year sentence for robbery and attempted murder. 
Smith will appear in court on Friday, Dec. 8.