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Man Sentenced for Killing Grandma With Hammer

Dana Craney Jr. changed his plea Monday in Franklin County District Court after reaching an agreement with the attorney general's office

Dana Craney Jr
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A Maine man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to bludgeoning his grandmother to death with a hammer in December 2014.

Dana Craney Jr. changed his plea Monday in Franklin County District Court after reaching an agreement with the attorney general's office.

Police say Craney fatally beat 67-year-old Joanne Goudreau with a hammer while she slept, then covered her body with trash and debris behind the mobile home they shared in Wilton.

Craney's father is serving time for murder. The Sun Journal reports that his father, Dana Craney, was convicted along with another man in the 1993 killing of Leon Michaud. Dana Craney Jr. was 5 months old when his father was arrested three years later after the killing.

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