At the scheduled sentencing hearing this morning before Judge Mendez, defendant Lawrence "Lee" Loomis requested to proceed pro se and withdraw his guilty plea. After an in-camera hearing, the Court granted Loomis pro se status and set a schedule for briefing his motion to withdraw his plea. A hearing on the motion was set for October 4, 2016. Sentencing has been stayed. My prior case posts here. [Added 7/13/16: Sacramento Bee].