BELFAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Belfast man charged with killing a woman and wounding her son with a shot gun back in August of 2013 has changed his plea. Todd Gilday pleaded guilty to all charges Monday morning just weeks before his trial was set to begin.
Gilday's attorney Philip Cohen said, "Based upon the evaluations and reports he just determined it was better to accept responsibility and plea to the charges."
Back in October Gilday originally pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Gilday told the judge on Monday, however, he was responsible for the death of Lynn Arsenault and the attempted murder of Matthew Day.
Cohen said, "I think it was an unfortunate situation. I don't think our client ever expected to find himself in that situation, but based on other sentences around the state I think it was a fair agreement."