Maine man pleads guilty to killing woman, injuring her son, in deal with prosecutors

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BELFAST, Maine — A Maine man charged with killing a woman and seriously injuring her son has withdrawn his insanity defense and pleaded guilty under a deal with prosecutors.

Under the deal, prosecutors are recommending a sentence of 50 years for Todd Gilday of Belfast. WZON-AM ( ) reported that Gilday pleaded guilty Monday to murder, attempted murder and elevated aggravated assault.

Gilday was accused of forcing himself into a Belfast home last August and killing 55-year-old Lynn Arsenault of Garland, who was visiting her 22-year-old son, Mathew Day. Day was shot in the stomach, but survived.

After the shooting, Gilday checked him into a hospital's psychiatric and addiction recovery unit. The shooting happened on Gilday's birthday.

Information from: WZON-AM,

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