You need to hire a good criminal defense attorney in your area, if you have not already done so. I assume he was represented by counsel when a decision was made to enter the plea to Manslaughter I. The prosecutor may reevaluate the case and make a more favorable offer or make an offer more harsh than the original. The judge is not involved in the plea negotiations. That is between the defense attorney and the prosecutor. Good luck.
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If he was able to get the Judge's denial of a motion to withdraw his plea reversed by the Court of Appeals, I cannot imagine the judge or the prosecutor being happy about that (depending on the circumstances). But, he definitely needs legal counsel to attempt to negotiate a new plea agreement or take the matter to trial. Good luck!
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