WILTON, Maine — The man accused of killing his grandmother over the weekend is the son of a convicted killer, the Sun Journal reports.
Dana Craney Jr., 22, is accused of killing his 67-year-old grandmother, Joanne Goudreau, who was found dead in her backyard Saturday. An autopsy lists her cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head.
The suspect’s father, Dana Craney, was convicted in 1993 of killing Leon Michaud, a 73-year-old used furniture dealer and auctioneer. Michaud was found shot to death in a culvert on a rural Auburn road in 1990, according to Sun Journal archives.
Dana Craney and Willard Eastman, 41, of North Carolina were both convicted in Michaud’s death. Craney, now 52, and Eastman, now 63, are serving their sentences at the Maine State Prison in Warren, the Sun Journal reports.
According to the Sun Journal, Dana Craney’s estranged wife called police about his involvement in Michaud’s murder. Dana Craney Jr. was five months old when his father was arrested.
The Associated Press reported that witnesses in the trial against the elder Craney testified that he admitted killing Michaud for money on Dec. 20, 1990, because his rent was due and because he had no Christmas presents for his children.