An Acton woman who pleaded guilty in August to fatally stabbing her ex-husband in February 2017 wants to withdraw her guilty plea.
The Journal Tribune reports that attorneys for Kandee Collind, formerly known as Kandee Weyland, have filed a motion in York County Superior Court to withdraw her guilty plea in connection with the stabbing death of her ex-husband, Scott Weyland.
Justice Wayne Douglas will decide whether to withdraw Collind’s plea on Thursday, when she was originally scheduled to be sentenced, according to the Journal Tribune. If the justice allows her to withdraw the plea, the case will likely proceed to trial.
Police have said that Collind stabbed Weyland in the driveway of his Milton Mills Road home in Acton on Feb. 22, 2017. Police and prosecutors have said Collind stabbed Weyland after learning he was awarded primary custody of their two children, who witnessed the stabbing. The couple’s divorce had been finalized on Feb. 17, 2017.
After entering a not guilty plea in May, Collind pleaded guilty to reckless and knowing murder in August.
Collind faces a minimum of 25 years in prison, but one of her attorneys, Clifford Strike, has said there is an agreement to cap the sentence at 32 years, the Journal Tribune reported.