Triple murder suspect expected to change plea

Posted Feb. 10, 2009, at 12:21 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 10:43 a.m.

ALFRED, Maine — The lawyer for an Old Orchard Beach man awaiting trial for killing his mother, stepfather and brother says his client is expected to change his plea when he appears in court this month.

Twenty-two-year-old Matthew Cushing previously pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder and one count of arson. He’s accused of stabbing his mother and stepfather, Carol and Christopher Bolduc, and his 15-year-old half brother, and then setting fire to the their Old Orchard Beach home on Feb. 20 of last year.

Portland lawyer Joel Vincent tells WMTW-TV that he expects Cushing to change his plea at a Feb. 25 court hearing in York County Superior Court in Alfred.

Deputy Attorney General Bill Stokes said he understands that Cushing will change his plea, but he said there has been no plea agreement between prosecutors and the defense.

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