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Cushing Plea Change? 

22-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 February 20 of last year.

Portland lawyer Joel Vincentsays that he expects Cushing to change his plea at a February 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.