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Teens' family upset over guilty plea

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TYLER (KYTX) - Drama in the courtroom.

A 17-year-old tries to fire his attorney, then later relieves himself in front of everyone.

That was all before he pleaded guilty to the charges against him.

It was quite a scene from start to finish.

17-year-old Corey Webb pleaded guilty to shooting at an intake officer. But, his mother says it's the attention center's fault for not checking his bag for the gun when he arrived last year.

After 17-year-old Corey Webb pleaded guilty, emotions erupted from his family.

"I asked for their help, they messed up with the gun and twisted that and decided to make my son, a 16 year old, responsible for this whole thing," says his mother, Marquetta Harrison.

She says Officer Walker did not do his job, and should have checked his bag that night at the Juvenile Attention Center.

Webb's grandmother contends he has a mental disorder.

"His brain had not fully developed properly and that he didn't understand consequences," says Gloria Webb.

During the trial Wednesday, Webb attempted to fire his attorney.

What happened later is more surprising.

After the jury broke for lunch, Webb unbuckled his pants and urinated in court.

His family wanted to testify, and were not allowed inside the courtroom, and they say someone sabotaged video evidence that would have changed things.

"They talked that kid into a plea. They took advantage of him. He's sick.. they tampered with security video at the juvenile attention center," says Webb.

"It's really no different than your television at home. If you don't set the DVR for the right times and settings, it won't record," says Assistant District Attorney Richard Vance.

"We fought for the kid," says Webb.

But family members can't believe what happened, and say he never fired at the officer.

"It's incompetent and they want to make my son take the blame for it," says Harrison.

The defense attorney declined to comment on the case today. Family members also say a transcript for an earlier hearing wasn't kept and was never provided to them.

Webb faces up to life in prison for the crime.

His sentencing happens September 16th.

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