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Man Accused of Killing Grandmother to Change Plea

Dana Craney is scheduled to enter his new plea at 1 p.m. on Jan. 4 in Franklin County District Court

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    Man Accused of Killing Grandmother to Change Plea
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    The attorney for a 23-year-old Maine man accused of bludgeoning his grandmother to death with a hammer in December 2014 says his client intends to change his plea.

    The Portland Press Herald reports
    Dana Craney is scheduled to enter his new plea at 1 p.m. on Jan. 4 in Franklin County District Court.

    Caney initially pleaded not guilty to murdering 67-year-old Joanne Goudreau on Jan. 30. Attorney Woody Hanstein says the decision to change pleas came from Craney. Hanstein wouldn't say what the plea will be.

    Police found Goudreau's body under debris behind the mobile home she shared with Craney in Wilton. A Dec. 21 police affidavit states that Craney allegedly admitted to striking Goudreau in the head six or seven times with a hammer while she slept.

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