A new trial was scheduled to begin Monday in Leavenworth County District Court for a man whose 2016 conviction was overturned by the Kansas Court of Appeals. But Clayton D. Wilmer entered a no contest plea instead, according to a prosecution official.

A new trial was scheduled to begin Monday in Leavenworth County District Court for a man whose 2016 conviction was overturned by the Kansas Court of Appeals. But Clayton D. Wilmer entered a no contest plea instead, according to a prosecution official.

Wilmer, 28, pleaded no contest to aggravated battery and criminal restraint, County Attorney Todd Thompson said.

By pleading no contest, Wilmer did not admit guilt but indicated he did not wish to contest the charges.

The charges stemmed from an Aug. 3, 2014, incident in which Wilmer reportedly entered a woman’s Leavenworth home and repeatedly punched her.

In January 2016, he was convicted of felony counts of aggravated battery and robbery and misdemeanor charges of criminal restraint and intimidation of a witness. Two months later, he was sentenced to 16 years and two months in prison.

The conviction was overturned late last year by the Kansas Court of Appeals. The appellate court found that the judge in Wilmer’s case erred by allowing testimony of an expert about domestic violence and the presentation of evidence about another incident involving Wilmer and the same victim.

The case was remanded back to Leavenworth County District Court for a new trial.

Thompson said the victim of the battery did not want to pursue the charges and was not opposed to Monday’s no contest plea.

“The victim has moved on,” Thompson said.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 20. Thompson said there is no agreement regarding a sentencing recommendation as part of a plea agreement.

Wilmer is serving another prison sentence in a separate case.

That case stems from an Oct. 24, 2014, incident in Leavenworth in which Wilmer reportedly fired into a vehicle, striking another man in the leg.

Wilmer’s daughter and the girl’s mother also were in the vehicle at the time.

He was convicted in this case in September 2016. He is serving a sentence of 19 years and 11 months for charges of criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle, aggravated endangering a child and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felony.

Wilmer also appealed his conviction in this case. The Kansas Court of Appeals overturned a conviction for an aggravated assault charge, but the appellate court judges upheld the conviction for the other charges in this case.

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